The Senate Select Committee on the NBN has released their Second Interim Report which makes the following 5 recommendations:
- That NBN Co release an unredacted version of the Strategic Review to enable proper public scrutiny of the assumptions underpinning scenarios 1 to 5. These are the abandoned scenarios that cover options such as radically redesigned FTTP (Scenario 2). A copy of the redacted Strategic Review Report outlining the scenarios can be found here.
- That the government release the full version of NBN Co’s 2014-17 corporate plan to enable proper public scrutiny of the project.
- That the government release the full version of NBN Co’s 2015-18 corporate plan, when finalised, to enable the proper public scrutiny of the project.
- That the government re-institute the external independent review process of NBN Co’s corporate plan to restore the proper probity and accountability to the project.
- That the government investigate the governance and probity issues identified in this report and the first interim report. This should include consideration of NBN Co personnel shareholdings, the awarding of contracts to board members, the pervasive secrecy shrouding the project, and the potential liabilities that have been transferred to the Commonwealth as part of the Revised Agreements between NBN Co and Testra for the rollout of the NBN. (Under these agreements, NBN Co will progressively take ownership of many parts of Telstra's copper and HFC cable networks and use this infrastructure in the NBN.)
A copy of the report can be found here.