Australia - Government Policies - Regulatory changes pre T3


In March 2005 the Minister put forward her plans for a regulatory overhaul, prior to the further privatisation of Telstra. These plans contain some good elements – strategies that will promote progress. However, we have seen many sound plans in the past, and the devil is, as always, in the detail. Only when an enforceable implementation plan is generated, with measurable outcomes, will we see any real progress. Without this it will be just another whitewash, leaving us even further back on the information highway. However, the debate inevitably comes back to structural separation. This report was archived in 2005. For more recent events, see the Australia - Regulations - T3 reforms report.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key issues
  • 3. Future-proofing Australia
    • 3.1 Contradictory policies?
  • 4. Infrastructure-based competition
    • 4.1 Government-guided infrastructure utility developments
    • 4.2 No more ‘she’ll be right’ policies – please!
    • 4.3 How will the Minister convince Telstra to cooperate?
  • 5. Fine-tuning the Minister’s ideas
    • 5.1 Barking up the wrong tree?
    • 5.2 FttH – the end of infrastructure-based competition
    • 5.3 Dumping the risks on states and local governments
    • 5.4 Is there room for metro infrastructure competition?
    • 5.5 Voluntary Structural Separation
    • 5.6 ACCC not mincing words
    • 5.7 Open networks
    • 5.8 How to make progress in the regions?
  • 6. Summary and conclusion
  • 7. Other Reports:

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Last updated 12 Mar 2005
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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