NBN head donates salary to medical research

The head of the National Broadband Network Mike Quigley is donating his first year’s salary of $2 million to medical research.

The money will go towards a Neuroscience Research Australia project, looking into the use of fast internet connections to offer rehabilitation to stroke patients in remote areas.

Mike Quigley says his donation encompasses his two great passions: telecommunications and medical research. Mr Quigley says he was particularly motivated by his experience with leukemia, which he was diagnosed with in 1991.

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