Australia - Government Information Industry Policies - Analysis 2000


This report focuses on Paul Budde’s views on Federal Government telecommunications policies in a presentation at Parliament House in April 2000. Much of the analysis remains relevant since that time, and Paul has updated the analysis to mid-2002. From the rural revolt against sub-standard telecommunications services in 1998, and the demands from Telstra regarding the Universal Service Obligation (USO), this report notes the Government’s response as shortsighted and devoid of any real national interest vision. As the further privatisation of Telstra rises to the fore in 2002, the political focus is again on rural services. This analysis notes what, or if anything has changed since 2000.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Related reports
  • 3. Views on government telecom policies - 2000
    • 3.1 Government in the firing line
    • 3.2 Views on USOs
    • 3.3 Views on privatisation
    • 3.4 Views on regulatory matters
    • 3.5 Views on telecommunications in rural and regional Australia
    • 3.6 Where are the industry leaders?
    • 3.7 Manufacturers and operators no longer the champions
    • 3.8 Traditional quality measures are becoming obsolete

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Number of pages 5

Status Archived

Last updated 4 Jul 2002
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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