Australia’s Prime Minister Gilliard said it would be 50 pages, but instead the summary of the 400 page NBN cost benefit paper released yesterday was just 36 Pages.
Here they are:
Doesn’t this look a little like someone’s homework where they try to expand a set amount of text to reach a certain number of pages? Have a look at the first two pages of text:
There are just 28 lines of text in the first page (nice large typeface) and an orphaned 2 lines on the next page. Scanning the full document there appear to be 6 other orphaned pages, along with another 7 pages that are half a page or less. A quick reformat would see this document crunch into about 20 pages, which, to be fair, is now approaching the right length for a document that will actually be read.
That’s it. Read the document yourself if you’d like to know the actual numbers. I’m a supporter.