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.
AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NBN CO LIMITED, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, SINGTEL OPTUS PTY LTD, VODAFONE AUSTRALIA LIMITED, TPG TELECOM LIMITED – ASX TPM, STANDARD AND POOR’S (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, GILBERT AND TOBIN LAWYERS, TELSYTE PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF FINANCE