Australia - Regulatory - Analysis of June 2003 developments
A number of important regulatory and government policy developments took place within a few days of each during the month of June 2003. I have put these developments into perspective, with reference also to analyses that deal more comprehensively with the key issues. They include the privatisation of Telstra, future proofing of the network, new access prices and Telstra’s dominance in the telecoms/cable TV infrastructure market. At the end of the report is an overview of the various new government policies.
Table of Contents
2. Overview of policy and regulatory changes
3. Australia – odd man out
4. Structural Industry problems hamper competition
5. Professor Allan Fels on competition
6. Conflict of interest?
7. Telstra overvalued?
8. Future-proofing telecoms in Australia
9. Cities v regions
10. Quality of telephone services
11. The Government’s Response to the Estens Inquiry
11.2 Adequacy of Services
11.3 Enhancements to existing services
11.4 Additional funding for existing services
11.5 'Future proofing'
11.6 National Broadband Strategy
11.7 Higher Bandwidth Incentive Scheme
11.8 Legislated regular reviews of regional telecommunications