THE committee being created to scrutinise the taxpayer-funded National Broadband Network will be stacked with Labor MPs and not operate until July.
The committee – promised by Julia Gillard to secure the support of independent senator Nick Xenophon for crucial legislation to end Telstra’s market dominance and pave the way for the NBN – will have 16 members, of whom nine will be Labor-nominated. It will be chaired by independent Rob Oakeshott.
With Oakeshott chairing and a labor majority it will produce no scrutiny.
Nothing to see here – just move on