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Greens oppose scrapping of National Broadband Network.



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Scott Ludlam

Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia

  Greens oppose scrapping of National Broadband Network

Media Release | Spokesperson Scott Ludlam

Thursday 22nd July 2010, 1:38pm

The Australian Greens have confirmed that they will continue to work constructively with the Government if

the ALP is returned, to ensure the NBN remains in public hands and benefits all Australians.

"The Opposition's wrecking tactics in the telco sector have gone far enough with the in-principle agreement

signed between Telstra and the Commonwealth Tony Abbott no longer has a constituency for blocking,

delaying and avoiding reforms," said Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam.

"This is exactly the sort of long-term investment we should be making to give Australia some kind of future

beyond the mining boom.

"The NBN should go ahead, with priority for communities in regional areas, and it should absolutely stay in

public hands so that we don't see another repeat of the debacle that followed the privatisation of Telstra,"

Senator Ludlam said.

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