Is it still anticipated that TUSMA would retain its independent status as the delivery mechanism for the USO in this brave new world that we are entering? What is this current government’s policy on the universal service obligation?
"When Mr Turnbull took over from Senator Minchin as communications shadow spokesperson a couple of years back, Mr Turnbull changed the coalition's policy quite sharply—that Telstra should be structurally separated, that the wholesale and retail arms should be separated out."
"Is it your understanding that NBN Co. will retain the natural monopoly aspects that this parliament debated ad nauseam for a period of about two years, or are we going to see a period of infrastructure competition at the wholesale level?"
What steps have been taken by the Commonwealth, or any agencies, or indeed your agency, to address the UN Secretary-General's September 2011 recommendation that Australia conduct an in-depth assessment of the net cost impact of mining fissionable materials—that is, uranium—on local communities and ecosystems?