New minister urged to push NBN’s health benefits.

An opinion piece on the ABC’s web site has urged the incoming Australian communications minister, Anthony Albanese, to call the bluff of NBN critics and look at the potential real benefits of the NBN, especially in healthcare.

To quote from the article:

“With aged care taking up such a high proportion of a ballooning annual heath spend, a cost-benefit analysis would make the NBN a much more palatable policy if it showed simply that the NBN could save tax payers around 1 per cent of the annual health spend through aged care efficiency improvements alone: they would pay for the entire rollout.”

Read the full article here .