Mr Budde said there was a case for regional and rural Australia to have fibre-optic cables.
“While that might be cost costly … I think on the other side, the social, economic benefits are as important, if not more important in situations like this,” he said.
Mr Murphy said the sackings are the result of the failed, sham pyramid contracting scheme employed by Telstra and their contracting partners.“The Federal Government and NBN Co are turning a blind eye to these dodgy employment set-ups. This company has been the subject of a number of worker complaints including the failure to provide adequate training, unlawful withholding of overtime payments and unfair dismissals. NBN Co and the Federal Government know the way their contractors are operating, but they don’t seem to care. They’ve got a lot to answer for.