Coalition braced for estimates budget grilling – politics live


NBN a hot topic as the government seeks to defend technology mix, while GetUp is asked to prove it is not an associated entity of Labor. Government faces Senate estimates and still waiting on the high court decision. Follow it all here …

It is week two of the sitting, but only the lower house is meeting this week, with the Senate taken up by estimates hearings.

But before the government starts defending its spending, its defending the NBN. NBNco executives have been hitting the airwaves early ahead of a scheduled Four Corners report into the project tonight. A blitz of information has been released ahead of that, including cost comparisons with Labor’s plan, as the government and the NBNco point the finger at the retailers for the promised speeds not being delivered.

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