Original article by Primrose Riordan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 15-Dec-16
The Parliamentary Budget Office estimates that the National Broadband Network will have an $A8.8 billion negative impact on Australia’s net worth. The PBO also warns in a report released on 14 December 2016 that NBN CO could experience difficulties with raising enough capital to pay back a loan of $A19.5 billion from the Federal Government in November. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the PBO’s doubts are unwarranted.
AUSTRALIA. PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NBN CO LIMITED