Coalition promises "refined" broadband policy

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Coalition promises "refined" broadband policy

Christopher Pyne says it's a long way to the next election.

The Coalition will "refine" rather than junk its broadband policy in the three years before the next scheduled election, according to the manager of Opposition business in the House of Representatives, Christopher Pyne.

Speaking on the ABC's Insiders program yesterday, Pyne (pictured) stood by the Coalition's $6 billion proposal that would shutter the National Broadband Network to replace it with fibre backhaul, wireless and "optimisation" of the copper network.

He said there was "no point in junking all our policies" given the Coalition's election results that almost saw it gain power.

"We need to refine them, of course, and improve them with ongoing circumstances," he said.

"You wouldn't expect our policies in 2010 to be precisely the same in 2013.

"[Our policies] haven't changed in four weeks but that's not to say they won't change in three years. And any other suggestion would be quite absurd."

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