Coalition's broadband policy can't be properly costed

THE Parliamentary Budget Office will not cost the Coalition's broadband policy before Australians head to the polls on September 7 because it lacks the "expertise" for the job.

Coalition broadband spokesman Malcolm Turnbull made the revelation on Twitter.

"FYI we met with PBO and mutual conclusion was they didn't have the expertise to cost a project of this kind at this time,"  Mr Turnbull tweeted on Thursday during an exchange with technology journalist Renai LeMay, who writes for Delimiter.

If elected, a Coalition government would build fibre-to-the-node at a cost of $29.5 billion, as opposed to Labor's $37.4 billion fibre-to-the-home scheme which is already being rolled out at various locations around the country.

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