Inquiry into competition in broadband services
The Senate has referred the above matter to the Committee
for inquiry and report on the 24 June 2004.
The terms of reference are:
(a) the current and prospective levels of competition in
including interconnection and pricing in both the wholesale and retail
(b) any impediments to competition and to the uptake of broadband
(c) the implications of communications technology convergence on
competition in broadband and other emerging markets;
(d) the impact and relationship between ownership of content and
distribution of content on competition; and
(e) any opportunities to maximise the capacity and use of existing
The Committee invites written submissions from interested
individuals and organisations to be lodged by Tuesday, 30 September
2003. The Committee prefers submissions to be lodged in electronic
form, sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email must
include full postal address and contact details.
may be sent to the Secretary, Senate Environment, Communications,
Information Technology and the Arts References Committee, Parliament
House, Canberra ACT 2600.
Advice on preparing a submission is available via the Committee's web
site or by contacting the Secretariat as follows: phone 02 6277 3526;
fax 02 6277 5818. The web site address is www.aph.gov.au/senate_environment.
Submissions become Committee documents and are made public only after
a decision by the Committee. Persons making submissions must not release
them without the approval of the Committee. Submissions are covered by
parliamentary privilege but the unauthorised release of them is not.
Report - Tabled 10 August 2004