Schoolmaster Billson chastises Conroy

Shadow Communications Minister Bruce Billson has presented a satirical prize to his Labor counterpart Stephen Conroy, citing his achievement of topping a "Breaking Broadband Promises" class.

Shadow Communications Minister Bruce Billson has presented a satirical prize to his Labor counterpart Stephen Conroy, citing his achievement of topping a "Breaking Broadband Promises" class.

Billson's prize to Conroy

Billson gave Conroy plaudits for exceptional pushing back of deadlines. The shadow communications minister said Conroy had named June 2008 as the deadline for selecting a builder for the national broadband network in December last year, but had then delayed the initiative.

Billson classed the odds of Conroy's promise that construction would start by the end of the year coming true as "most unlikely". He also praised Conroy's air of mystery around the likely total cost of the network, as well as his tight-lipped stance on regulatory issues.

The bottom of the document prominently features a star proclaiming a "100 per cent broken promise" on Conroy's part.

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