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NBN stops as unpaid workers 'walk-off'

Posted by: 3AW Radio, with Neil Mitchell | 15 July, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Work on the rollout of the National Broadband Network in Ballarat has ground to a halt with claims a company has not paid its workers.

The Neil Mitchell program understands the NBN has paid a sub-contractor to manage the regional project, but that company hasn't paid its staff.

It follows similar incidents in two other states in recent weeks.

The Neil Mitchell program has also heard similar problems at Bacchus Marsh and Melton.

NEIL MITCHELL: "I am getting word that Kevin Rudd has another Pink Batts-esque problem on his books.

"I am told that the NBN roll-out is in real strife.

"Not only is it badly behind schedule, but I am told that in Ballarat today there will be next to no work on the NBN.

"Contractors have been pulling out because they say they have not been paid.

"This has also happened in Western Australia and South Australia, but today it hits Victoria.

"In Ballarat - one of the key areas for the roll-out of the NBN - contractors say they are not being paid.

"We're working to confirm that."


Blog comments Your Say

  • Another Kevin Rudd monumental disaster again at great cost to the rorted Aussie taxpayer. Announce the election you grub so we right thinking voters can kick your thick damned hide in! Every minute, every day, another disaster at the hands of this Rudd lunatic!

    Angela Coombes Tuesday 16 July, 2013 - 9:40 AM
  • If the Coalition had any brains they would target the Labor Party as a whole. They seem fixated on targeting Rudd/Gillard/Rudd again instead of dozens of previous and current ministers who couldn't lead a drunk into a pub.

    Graham T Monday 15 July, 2013 - 4:54 PM
  • Typical labor government project, an absolute disaster with loads of tax payers money wasted.
    The NBN joins the list of labor disasters; Pink Batts, School halls, Surplus, mining tax, border controls and carbon tax (big polluters passing on their tax and posting the compensation as profits)

    PJ Monday 15 July, 2013 - 11:27 AM

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