Second Interim Report

Second Interim Report

19 March 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-176-3

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1320KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Committee Membership (PDF 25KB)
Abbreviations (PDF 7KB)
Executive Summary (PDF 24KB)

Cost and timeframe

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 73KB)

Terms of reference and conduct of the inquiry
Structure of this report
Background to the inquiry
The committee's first interim report
The government's response to the first interim report

Chapter 2 - Key developments since the committee's first interim report (PDF 428KB)

The multi-technology mix
Rollout progress
The Melton FTTP trial
The NBN Co 2014-17 corporate plan
The revised Definitive Agreements
The cost per premises review
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Fixed wireless and satellite (PDF 85KB)

Key findings of the Fixed Wireless and Satellite Review
Issues arising from the Review
Committee view

Chapter 4 - The Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation (PDF 333KB)

Key findings of Volume II: the Cost-Benefit Analysis
Issues arising from the Cost-Benefit Analysis
Key findings of Volume I: the Review of Regulation
Issues arising from the Review of Regulation
Government response to the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation
Committee view

Chapter 5 - Broadband Quality and Availability (PDF 140KB)

Purpose and methodology of the report
Findings of the report
Issues arising from the report
Committee view

Chapter 6 - Governance issues (PDF 122KB)

The 'Scales Review' of NBN policy
Issues arising from the Scales Review
The KordaMentha 'Governance Review'
Issues arising from the Governance Review
NBN Co management and governance
Committee view

Chapter 7 - Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF 34KB)

Strategic Review and cost per premises review
NBN Co's 2014-17 corporate plan
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation
Other reviews

Coalition Senators' Dissenting Report (PDF 53KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 11KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - All published additional information, answers to questions on notice and correspondence at the date of this report (PDF 22KB)

Government Response
Additional information received
Answers to Questions on Notice from public hearings

Appendix 3 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 21KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senior Clerk's Office
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3555
Fax: +61 2 6277 3899

On 14 November 2013 the Senate established a Select Committee on the National Broadband Network to inquire into and report on the Government's reviews of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the governance of NBN Co, with interim reports as the committee sees fit and a final report on or before 10 June 2014.

On 14 May 2014, the Senate agreed to extend the date for the presentation of the final report to the last sitting day of the 44th Parliament. The committee has subsequently agreed to continue accepting submissions.

An interim report was tabled on 26 March 2014.

Past Public Hearings

15 Mar 2016: Canberra
04 Mar 2016: Canberra
14 Sep 2015: Canberra