Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership Bill) 1998, Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Bill 1998, Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1998, Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Amendment Bill 1998, NRS Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 1998

Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership Bill) 1998,
Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Bill 1998,
Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 1998,
Telecommunications (Universal Service Levy) Amendment Bill 1998,
NRS Levy Imposition Amendment Bill 1998

March 1999

© Commonwealth of Australia 1999
ISSN 1441-9920

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Membership (PDF 34KB)
 
Abbreviations (PDF 13KB)
 
Committee Recommendations (PDF 15KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 66KB)

Background
This Committee’s Inquiry
Benefits of Privatisation
The Bills

 
Chapter 2 - Universal service and customer service issues (PDF 126KB)

Universal Service Obligation
Customer Service Guarantee
Other measures in the Telecommunications Act
Services for people with disabilities
Comment

 
Chapter 3 - Regulatory measures to enhance competition (PDF 44KB)

Time frames and Delays

 
Chapter 4 - Other issues (PDF 49KB)

Staged Approach to Sale
The pre-sale inquiry
Prescribed Criteria
Designated period
Minister’s power to direct Telstra
Conclusion

 
Appendixes (PDF 62KB)

Appendix 1 - Submissions received by the Committee
Appendix 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee
  Wednesday 3 February 1999, Committee Room 2S3, Parliament House, Canberra
  Tuesday 16 February 1999, Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra
Appendix 3 - Recommendations of Legislation Committee - 1998
Appendix 4 - The customer service guarantee
Appendix 5 - Additional information received

 
Minority report of ALP Senators (PDF 127KB)
 
Minority report by the Australian Democrats (PDF 64KB)

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