Labor mulls NBN write-down trigger

Original article by John Kehoe, Max Mason
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 10 : 4-Feb-19

The Opposition’s communications spokeswoman Michelle Rowland says Labor has no plans at this stage to sell the NBN should it win the upcoming federal election. However, she says Labor has not ruled out a write-down of the NBN’s value. Such a strategy would reduce the NBN’s financial targets, which would allow it to reduce broadband wholesale charges to telcos such as Telstra and Optus, which in turn would potentially lead to lower prices for consumers.

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