For anyone who missed it there were some goings on last week on the NBN construction with the tender process being circumvented because the tenderers had been “unable to provide acceptable terms and prices following four rounds of pricing negotiations”.
More significantly for FNQ was the following posted by Peter Martin:
Mr Taylor said it was most unlikely the construction process would achieve the government’s stated aim of employing locals in the regions the NBN went through.
“You can’t pull somebody out of a pub and get them to build the NBN. They won’t know enough to begin. You are dealing with electricity, you need to understand it.”