House Standing Committee on Expenditure
Inquiry into Telecom's zonal and charging policies in rural and remote areas
On 20 November 1986, the Standing Committee on Expenditure tabled its report on the inquiry into Telecom's zonal and charging policies in rural and remote areas entitled Poles apart.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 8 chapters and 11 appendices.
Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 7 (PDF 3252KB)
Committee Membership, Foreword, Contents, List of Recommendations
Ch1: Background to phase I and phase II of the inquiry
Ch2: Background to Telecom's zonal and charging policies
Ch3: The Mornington Peninsula - an unresolved facet of phase I
Ch4: The service centre issue
Ch5: Countrywide calling
Ch6: The Rural and Remote Areas Program (RRAP)
Ch7: Telecom's pricing policy
Part B: Chapter 8 to Appendix 11 (end) (PDF 4385KB)
Ch8: Telecom and the public
Appendix 1: List of recommendations - phase I
Appendix 2: Telecom's response to the phase I recommendations
Appendix 3: Current status of Telecom's responses to the phase I recommendations
Appendix 4: Index of submissions
Appendix 5: Index of exhibits
Appendix 6: Index of witnesses
Appendix 7: Summary of the actions taken or proposed by Telecom in response to phase I recommendations on issues concerning the Mornington Peninsula
Appendix 8: Copy of exhibit 85
Appendix 9: Some hypothetical examples of calls affected by the elinimations of 'A' rate (by reducing to 'C' rate) is such a concession extended Australia-wide
Appendix 10: Summary of the planned progress of the Rural and Remote Areas Program (RRAP) - progress to 1990
Appendix 11: Telecom Australia's National, State and District Profitability Study 1984/85
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