Mike Rabbitt is probably one of the worst presenters I've seen...
He is TERRIBLE at reading the autocue.. and it looks SO obvious.. You can tell he is looking 12 inches above the camera whilst reading it in a completely monotonous tone.
I hear he is also promotions manager or something at NBN (and has been for some time).. Perhaps it's their way of reducing costs - by getting 'behind the scenes' staff to read the news!
I think the NBN 'revamp' is only OK.. it will date quickly though (just like every other refresh NBN makes).. The problem is that they do refreshes too infrequently, and usually not enough is done to keep up the other stations.
If they could have gotten the updated graphics to sync with the latest 'Cool Hand Luke' theme (somehow) then I think it would look & sound 1000% better.
That awkward theme music does so need to go.. REAL BAD..