The NBN teams: The form before the big match

The NBN teams: The form before the big match

A look at the players' form

Jody Fassina – Director of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition and Trust and Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee and brings experience in banking, finance, financial services and taxation issues. Fassina is also an associate director of executive search and government relations specialist Profile Ray & Berndtson. The word is she has close connections to the ALP so this could help as long as they stay in power. Form: Needs to kick some goals to quiet the disbelievers

Greg McCann – McCann is the managing director and principal at Excentor Group of Companies and has close to 25 years experience with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu as a systems integrator specialising in the implementation of enterprise applications. He holds non-executive chairman positions at, and Tel.Pacific. Form: Solid with plenty of industry knowledge to draw on

Team Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy:

Leader: Senator Stephen Conroy – See above

Patricia Scott - Dropped from her position as departmental boss but has taken up a role as full-time commissioner at the Productivity Commission. Form: It doesn’t matter anymore

Peter Harris - Harris has just become the new DBCDE boss and was secretary of the Department of Sustainability and the Environment in Victoria. Form: Untested rookie in this industry

The opposition:

Leader: Malcolm Turnbull – Turnbull hasn’t talked much about the benefits of having an NBN but has focused more on the potential debt the country will be placed into as a result of the plan. Yet, with a low popularity rating and a fractious party at his back his influence on the NBN game to date has been minimal. Form: Struggling to find the ball

Shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin - Minchin has had a fair crack at knocking the NBN out of the water and done all he can to make sure the public are turned against the plan. But to date he hasn’t stopped the NBN machine from rolling on. Form: Having a good crack but is up against it

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