Australia - Broadband - Government Policies 1970s - 2003


He argued that the publishers should be the ones to run these new online businesses. He joined forces with Telstra and News Limited in 1995 and even began a High Court challenge. However, this was quickly aborted when Telstra was whistled back by the Australian government. Then, in the late 1990s, Packer again successfully lobbied the government against the commercial introduction of digital TV.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Historic Overview
    • 1.1 Policies dominated by Kerry Packer since the 1970s
    • 1.2 Promises, promises, promises
    • 1.3 Exclusive programming deals stopped regional developments
    • 1.4 Monopolists boycotted satellite TV for 15 years
    • 1.5 Global condemnation
    • 1.6 Australians are paying the price
  • 2. Government initiatives
    • 2.1 Overview of initiatives since the early 1990s
    • 2.2 The Communications Futures Project
    • 2.3 Broadband Services Expert Group (BSEG)
    • 2.4 Innovation Statement
    • 2.5 Initiatives from the Liberal Government 1996-2003
      • 2.5.1 Introduction
      • 2.5.2 NOIE
      • 2.5.3 Networking the Nation
      • 2.5.4 Digital Broadcasting Industry Action Agenda
      • 2.5.5 Internet censorship
      • 2.5.6 Broadband Advisory Group (BAG)
    • 2.6 Estens Report
    • Exhibit 1 – Innovations at a glance (science, technology and finance initiatives)

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Last updated 19 Jul 2004
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