Malcolm Turnbull has failed North West Tasmania

Speaking in Devonport, Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare said Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN roll out in Tasmania has been plagued by delays, cost blowouts and broken promises.

“Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull promised Tasmanians that he would “honour” existing fibre-to-the-premise contracts and that everyone in Tasmania would have access to the NBN by the end of 2015. That hasn’t happened, all we’ve had since is chaos, budget blowouts and broken promises,” Mr Clare said.

“The cost of Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate copper NBN has almost doubled—he promised he would build it for $29.5 billion, this has now blown out up to $56 billion.

The people of North West Tasmania, just like people right across the country, have been duped by this Prime Minister and his deceitful and chaotic government.”

Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said the Liberals should be honouring their promises to North-west and West Coast if they are serious about building an innovative country with a modern and productive economy.

Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull promised that “business districts, schools, hospitals, universities and anywhere that fibre is commercially justifiable will be connected to fibre.”

Malcolm Turnbull—Coalition Broadband Policy—Frequently Asked Questions—August 2013, at:$500

But here in Devonport, the rollout is 100 percent Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate fibre to the node network. The Devonport central business district will miss out on the full-fibre NBN.

“At the coming federal election, the people of North West Tasmania will have an opportunity to pass judgement on this Government for the promises they have broken and the lies they have told.