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FTTN Cabinet redundancy

Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network

Answers to Questions on Notice

Public Hearing 11 July 2014

Communications Portfolio

NBN Co Limited

Question Nos: 37, 38

Hansard Ref: In writing

Topic: FTTN Cabinet redundancy


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Is the Abbott government distancing itself from commitment to universal internet service?

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Answers to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice

Budget Estimates Hearings May 2014

Communications Portfolio

Department of Communications

Question No: 536

Program No. 1.1

Hansard Ref: Page 113 (29/5/2014)


Topic: Universal service and cross-subsidy


Senator Ludlam: And so it is the end of May 2014 and you still cannot tell us what those estimates are?

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Public must come first in review of NBN

The public interest must come first in the review of the NBN, the Greens said today.

Greens communications spokesperson Senator Scott Ludlam said that telecommunications users, advocacy groups and industry must be consulted and the review of the NBN made open and accountable to the public.

"Malcolm Turnbull has purged the board and might seek to remake the NBN in his own image, but the NBN is public infrastructure paid for by the Australian people - and the public have a right to know what is happening and to make their voices heard.

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Net filter proposal deleted

The Australian Greens have welcomed the Government's formal abandonment of its widely condemned policy of mandatory internet censorship.

Australian Greens communications spokesperson Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam noted that moves to adopt the Interpol child abuse blocklist represented a return to evidence-based policy.

"I congratulate the many people who campaigned hard against proposals to censor a wide array of material on the Government's ‘Refused Classification' list," Senator Ludlam said.

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