Australia’s NBN raises labour concerns

The head of the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network will go back to the Gillard government for advice on whether to proceed if labour shortages blow out the cost of the fibre network.Giving evidence last night at a Senate estimates hearing, NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley said recent natural disasters and the low unemployment rate posed a threat to the NBN Co business plan to build the wholesale network for $35.9 billion.To read this report in The Australian in full, see: see:Labour shortage could delay NBN
The chief executive of the National Broadband Network company, Mike Quigley, says labour shortages could put pressure on the $36 billion NBN rollout.The Federal Government has delayed some infrastructure projects to redirect resources to the flood reconstruction in Queensland.

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