Controversial One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is on the National Broadband Network (NBN) Committee. This is not a joke.
Last month, the Federal Government passed a motion to form a Joint Standing Committee for the NBN which will compose of 17 members from the House of Representatives and the Senate. The committee will act as a watchdog for the NBN and will report on the progress of the project to the Government.
As reported by ZDNet, Hanson has been elected to the NBN Committee. We didn't think One Nation even had a broadband policy, given it's more preoccupied with spreading fear about Australia being "swamped by Muslims", denying the existence of climate change and plagiarising policies from dubious sources.
Maybe Hanson and One Nation are qualified to be part of the NBN Committee. But out of the 38 policies One Nation has listed on its official website, not one of them touches on broadband.
The only thing we know about how One Nation feels about the NBN was when Hanson was spruiking a Queensland company that claims fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) and radio technology is better than what the NBN is using right now. I'll leave it up to readers to decide whether you think she's full of crap or not (you can read the coverage of the news here).
For now, we'll just have to wait and see what Hanson will do as part of the NBN Committee.