All The News You Missed Overnight: Former NBN Boss Speaks Out Against Turnbull Plan, And More

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As the leadership of the country changed, so too did the leadership of NBN Co. Back in 2013, Quigley was ousted at the company as reports of delays and blowouts turned transformed the NBN from an infrastructure project into a political football.

Two years after his ousting, Quigley is speaking up. In an interview with the ABC, Quigley slammed the blowouts in Malcolm Turnbull's multi-technology mix rollout. He added that MTM is taking more time to deploy and will cost more in the long run:

Speaking to the ABC, Quigley said:

"I think it was simply an ongoing underestimate, and a quite tragic underestimate, of the costs of introducing these technologies. That's fibre to the node, that's cabinets out in the street, and upgrading a HFC network ... using those old cables, the copper cables and the Pay-TV cables."

Read more.


Volkswagen is already in hot water over the emissions testing defeat devices found in its 2.0L TDI engine, but over time the scandal is getting worse, not better. Along with the 2.0L TDI engine, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that the 3.0L TDI V6 engine is also affected.

That's not a small discovery, either. That engine is in a whole mess of cars, including the Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and at least four high-end Audi sedans and SUVs. That's about 10,000 cars already on the road with this additional defeat device installed.

It's all downhill from here for Volkswagen's diesel credibility, right?

Solar power is really taking off in Australia, and it's finally making its way to businesses who want to be more sustainable with their energy. The Young Henrys brewery in Sydney's inner-West is about to jump on board with a local community-owned solar project, slashing over 100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year from the operation every year.

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.


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