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Australia - Government Information Industry Policies - Analysis 2000

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Last updated: 4 Jul 2002 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 5

Analyst: Paul Budde


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.

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