back to article NBN review team looks like old Telstra board

The strategic review into Australia's National Broadband Network commissioned by the nation's new government is starting to look like a Telstra alumni party, with the carrier's former CEO Ziggy Switkowski (now NBN Co chairman) being advised by yet-another former executive of the incumbent. The Australian Financial Review …


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  1. Big-nosed Pengie

    How surprising


    1. Martin Budden

      Re: How surprising

      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  2. StephenH

    The first rule of Govt reviews- don't have one without knowing what they'll recommend

    1. Martin Budden

      There must be a good Sir Humphrey Appleby quote to that effect.

      1. Urh

        I thought he was quoting Sir Humphrey. Although I did come across one from Jim Hacker which is relevant to Turnbull's claims that his plain is faster and cheaper:

        "The three articles of Civil Service faith: it takes longer to do things quickly, it's more expensive to do them cheaply and it's more democratic to do them in secret."

  3. Anonymous Coward

    How to ruin a great idea

    Prediction: It will all turn to shit.

    1. Steve Brooks

      Re: How to ruin a great idea

      We are at that stage already, it's when they find the dunny's broke and they can't flush the resultant mess away until they are replaced by a political party they can blame it all on that the shit really hits the fan.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Idiological vandals

    and death by committee.

    1. Denarius Silver badge

      Re: Idiological vandals

      maybe not. Just the usual conservative management style of thinking in Oz which usually looks for the last model of monopoly to copy. That consumer demands and needs might have changed simply does not register. Just like WW1 generals unable to grasp that machine guns made napoleonic war tactics useless.

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