Despite the fervent opposition to the National Broadband Network (NBN) from the Federal Coalition, in recent weeks the Victorian Coalition Government has repeatedly voiced support for the project.
At a recent announcement of an $85m plan to promote ICT within Victoria, Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips stated that the plan sought to “advocate the expedient upgrade of Victoria’s broadband capacity, including the National Broadband Network.”
On Friday, Rich-Phillips was at it again – this time at the launch of NBN Co’s operations and discovery centres in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct.
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“[Rich-Phillips] agreed that the state government’s support contrasted with the federal Liberal Party’s opposition to the NBN project. “This is not about party politics. We are the Victorian government and as a Victorian minister my job is to maximise the benefits of the NBN [for Victoria].”