The ABC has the news we were waiting for that the NBN rollout in Canberra has been halted while they figure out what the contractors are messing with in Telstra’s asbestos raddled pits:
ACT work safety commissioner Mark McCabe says work in the Territory has been halted until a thorough management strategy has been reviewed and implemented.
He says Telstra must ensure community safety.
“Basically they have to establish that they’ve got a safe process for handling asbestos because look asbestos is all around us in the built environment,” he said.
It should be noted this risk is considered to be “very low”.