Malcolm Turnbull dropped by to talk about the Coalition’s broadband plan, and Huawei wants back into the NBN project. The big question is: what would the Coalition do about the Huawei decision?
Malcolm Turnbull took to the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia to talk about the NBN business model and how the Coalition views the world.
Turnbull was asked at the time how a Coalition government would have handled the Huawei situation.
Huawei was banned from tendering for NBN contracts a little while ago after ASIO told the Prime Minister that the company posed a security risk due to close ties with the Chinese government. Malcolm said that a Coalition government would reassess the decision. Interesting.
Huawei, meanwhile, has gone and asked the government to reassess the decision, with a senior executive this week saying that the company just wanted a fair go.
Meanwhile, the NBN is probably going to help you get a better viewing experience the next time the Olympics comes around.
This week’s blast from the past came from a 1953 news article about the Snowy Hydro scheme. Turns out that it sounded a lot like the NBN at the time.