Opposing NBN project will be the right thing to do: Malcolm Turbull

Malcolm Turbull, Australia's Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications & the Digital Economy, denied that they were attempting to “wreck” Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project.

He, instead, promised they would push the NBN project forward for debate as opposing the project would be the right thing to do.

Turnbull said it was not pointless to oppose the project in which billions of dollars were being wasted. He added that they had also opposed the project in February 2009, when he was Leader of the Opposition.

Commenting on the issue, Turnbull added, “I’m not seeking to wreck or destroy … my objective is to get some real transparency and accountability on this.”

The Labor’s had announced $42 billion economic stimulus package for the project, which has an extensive support from much of the public, technology sector and independents in the parliament.

The NBN project surfaces as a main difference between the two major political parties during the latest Federal Election.

The industry has been slamming the Coalition’s rival broadband policy and many independents in the parliament have already stated that Labor’s NBN policy was one of the key reasons they supported a Gillard Government to power.

The legislation to support the planned NBN project is unlikely to reach the senate before the final week of next month.