SENATOR THE HON PENNY WONG

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Finance and Deregulation

THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

12 July 2013

RETIREMENT OF MIKE QUIGLEY

The Government thanks Mike Quigley for his role in establishing NBN Co and rolling out a world-class communications network to all Australians.

Mr Quigley was the first employee of NBN Co and has overseen its development from the very beginning.

Mr Quigley came out of retirement to head NBN Co.

He was eager to join the project because he understood the importance of nation-building infrastructure that is essential for our nation’s economic future.

Mr Quigley also understands, intuitively, what all good infrastructure builders know: you do it once and you do it right.

Mr Quigley was instrumental in negotiating the deal with Telstra which has paved the way for the NBN rollout.

Over the past four years, Mr Quigley has also successfully managed the switching on of fibre, fixed wireless and satellite connections right across the country, as NBN Co has established the full scale rollout of the National Broadband Network.

Mr Quigley can be tremendously proud of what he has achieved.

On behalf of the Government and the Australian people, we wish to thank Mike Quigley for helping build the infrastructure Australia needs for the 21st century.

Media contacts

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