Waleed Aly’s The Project segment Something We Should Talk About is a network television go-to. It’s smart, funny, critical and informative.
Last night, the subject was Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, or more specifically his role in the roll-out of the National Broadband Network.
Aly raised the fact that despite an increase in cost of approximately $10 billion, the NBN (which we still don’t have) is expected to deliver a slower internet speed than the one promised by Labor.
The segment began with a clip of former PM Tony Abbott delivering a speech on the NBN where he says Malcolm Turnbul “virtually invented the internet in this country”.
“First,” said Aly, “Malcolm Turnbull invented the internet in this country as much as I invented longwinded TV rants in this country.” Oh, snap!
“We didn’t invent it but we don’t mind accepting praise from people who think we did,” he added.
“Second, his plan might not be as amazing as Tony would have us believe," he continued.