Re: Turnbull may be the better politican (compared to Abbott)
Ye gods! Turnbull has dropped two catches in the slips, and managed an overthrow for more runs.
Obviously doesn't belong there. He should be either third man or twelfth man.
The big scam which is the NBN is the sheer grandiose scale of FTTH. The Coalition policy of expanding fibre through the backbone then going to the kerb, with scaled expansion would have cost approx AUD4-5Billion in 2007 dollars, when it was their election policy.
The Rudd-Conroy Axis of Stupidity decided that a logical, affordable, progressive rollout had to be trumped by big numbers - hence a figure out of the air - 42Billion, with a net cost of 26Billion (after private sector buy-in).
There was not even a back of the envelope costing or a Compaq table napkin business plan.
So Turnbull is attacking in the wrong place.
Either get him out of there, or get him better advice.