Just reading this on the Register.
Seems the new Aussie government is seeing the FTTP plans as a waste of money and now are going with mixed tech. Did BT/BDUK get it right with FTTC over FTTP. Seems for Australia FTTP is not considered suitable as the prime method. Suspect UK would have come to the same conclusion if FTTP had been assumed as the answer.
Also interesting that they mention a railway upgrade that turned into a white elephant - HS2 anyone?
The parallels between UK and Australia have to make you think about whether UK plans for primarily FTTC are wrong and whether HS2 will be the same result as the Aus rail line mentioned in the article (not that I know anything other than what is there).