Inquiry into Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002

Inquiry into Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002

The Senate has referred the above matter to the Committee for inquiry and report by 14 November 2002 (-extended till Out of session on 22nd November 2002).

The Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002 implements the Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report on telecommunications competition regulation and aims to further streamline the arbitration process for telecommunications access disputes.

The Committee invites written submissions from interested individuals and organisations to be lodged by Friday 11 October 2002. The Committee prefers submissions to be lodged in electronic form, sent by email to The email must include full postal address and contact details. Alternatively, submissions may be sent to the Secretary, Senate ECITA References Committee, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.

Advice on preparing a submission is available on 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

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.

Productivity Commissions's Inquiry Report on Telecommunications Competition Regulation

The Bill (PDF 156KB)
Explanatory Memoranda (PDF 199KB)
Second Reading Speech (Word 52KB)

Submissions Received

Report - Tabled 22 November 2002