Pauline Hanson Is Now On The NBN Watchdog Committee. No, Really

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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.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is on the NBN CommitteImage: Gizmodo

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.

[Via ZDNet]


Comments

    Oh great, now the NBN will likely end up filtered to only allow "Patriotic Websites" and none of that "Marxist Lefty" sites.

    I hope those 1/2 million Queensland baby boomers (and a few ratbags) who voted for her shuffle off their mortal coils, and soon.

      Not just that

      Now Hanson will be able to plagiarise at NBN speeds

    Yes less pick the most controversial politician we want to keep away from the public... and put them in the one government project we want NO MORE controversies that delivers services to the PUBLIC

    I actually think Pauline will do great things with her Fibre to the Supremacist plan,

    From the party that gave us the Luddite Richard Alston as the Minister for Communications, Hanson is probably better credentialed.

    LOL! Fibre to the Supremacist

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