Quite literally everyone has heard of the NBN before but no one really knows much besides it being about the internet.
The NBN is supposed to be a way to deliver faster internet to Aussies.
The big issue is that in rural Australia, the internet is just really, really, fucking slow. Like painfully slow. Plus, beyond the country, there are some blackspot areas with little to no internet access at all.
The NBN uses wireless and satellite broadband internet over existing copper cables, but those cables are pretty old and have a lot of issues (like being affected by water).
Labor wants to install fancy new fibre cables, which would give us heaps faster internet, but would also cost us a shitload. The government says the current plan - fibre cables that lead to copper cables that go to your home - is good enough.
It's basically just really shit because the NBN promised super-fast internet for all, and it isn't really happening.