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NBN cost soars to $37.4 billion

Posted by: 2ue | 8 August, 2012 - 7:46 PM
Malcolm Turnbull discusses the NBN with Michael Smith

Construction costs for the national broadband network have risen by 3.9% to $37.4 billion. Paul Murray with Malcolm Turnbull on ongoing cost of running the project has also risen due to ongoing delays.


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Carbon tax: what impact on budgets?

Opposition to the carbon tax has jumped six percentage points.

The first figures in on the price impact of the carbon tax show its effect contained and inflation surprisingly low. Stuart Bocking with former economics adviser Stephen Koukoulas on any price rises?

Electricity: are you ripped off?

Tell us how will the electricity rise impact on your budget?

Electricity has soared, and Jason Morrison reveals how the bills people are now receiving are increasing, but consumption remains the same. Here's what you need to check to ensure you are not ripped off.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Rakesh, I have to agree with Terrence, your full of crap. How are you going with buying that house for half price by the way?

    James W Monday 13 August, 2012 - 9:06 AM
  • CHANTIVONG PUNJABI, talk is cheap OLD BOY, cite evidence, names to start with. I can't get reliable wireless service on my Vodapone mobile, my satellite delivered Foxtel drops out whenever there is severe atmospheric conditions but I have had no trouble with my fibre to the home (Telstra Velocity) connection. Business needs a very reliable service.

    James W Monday 13 August, 2012 - 9:04 AM
  • @James W, I wouldn't hold my breath on Lieberal stooges like Rakesh A. Aduk coming forward with evidence. This one surfaces once in a while, sometimes with pretentious accented English and at other times with good English like the last post. Sadly you will never find any good in the postings of a diehard party stooge.

    Terrence Sunday 12 August, 2012 - 11:16 PM
  • @James W; for your info in the US alone there are thousands of reputable experts who are all for the latest wireless technology, even our mortgagee China prefers wireless. Whatsmore old technology, undurable optical fibre NBN has a short life span of only 15 years if your lucky. Whereas copper was for keeps, forever son. The NBN is another costly Labor blunder, a taxpayers' nightmare. Do your research son!

    CHANTIVONG PUNJABI Friday 10 August, 2012 - 8:17 PM
  • Rakesh, how is your list of names of 'all the reputable experts around the globe' coming along?

    James W Friday 10 August, 2012 - 9:35 AM
  • Rakesh, can you list the names of "All the reputable experts around the globe" for us please?

    James W Thursday 9 August, 2012 - 10:26 AM

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