National Broadband Network

Select Committee on National Broadband Network

1 July 2008 to 31 December 2008

Method of appointment

Pursuant to resolution agreed to by the Senate on 25 June 2008.

Current members

Date of appointment

Senator Mary Jo Fisher (SA, LP)
(elected Chair on 26.06.08)

26.06.08

Senator Fiona Nash (NSW, NATS)
(elected Deputy Chair on 25.09.08)

26.06.08

Senator Simon Birmingham (SA, LP)
(Deputy Chair 26.06.08–25.09.08)

26.06.08

Senator Kate Lundy (ACT, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald (QLD, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Glenn Sterle (WA, ALP)

01.07.08

 

Participating members

Date of appointment

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz (TAS, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Judith Adams (WA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Mark Arbib (NSW, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Guy Barnett (TAS, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Cory Bernardi (SA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Catryna Bilyk (TAS, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Mark Bishop (WA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Ronald Boswell (QLD, NATS)

26.06.08

Senator Sue Boyce (QLD, LP)

26.06.08

Senator the Hon George Brandis (QLD, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Carol Brown (TAS, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator David Bushby (TAS, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Doug Cameron (NSW, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Michaelia Cash (WA, LP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck (TAS, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Jacinta Collins (VIC, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan (NSW, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Mathias Cormann (WA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Trish Crossin (NT, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Alan Eggleston (WA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator the Hon Christopher Ellison (WA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Don Farrell (SA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator David Feeney (VIC, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Alan Ferguson (SA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Steve Fielding (VIC, FFP)

26.08.08

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (NSW, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Mitch Fifield (VIC, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Michael Forshaw (NSW, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Mark Furner (QLD, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Bill Heffernan (NSW, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Gary Humphries (ACT, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Annette Hurley (SA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Steve Hutchins (NSW, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon David Johnston (WA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Barnaby Joyce (QLD, NATS)

26.06.08

Senator Helen Kroger (VIC, LP)

01.07.08

Senator Scott Ludlam (WA, AG)

01.07.08

Senator Gavin Marshall (VIC, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Brett Mason (QLD, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Anne McEwen (SA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Julian McGauran (VIC, LP)

26.06.08

Senator the Hon Jan McLucas (QLD, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Nicholas Minchin (SA, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Claire Moore (QLD, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Kerry O'Brien (TAS, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Stephen Parry (TAS, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Marise Payne (NSW, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Helen Polley (TAS, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Louise Pratt (WA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson (VIC, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Scott Ryan (VIC, LP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion (NT, CLP)

26.06.08

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens (NSW, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator the Hon Judith Troeth (VIC, LP)

26.06.08

Senator Russell Trood (QLD, LP)

26.06.08

Senator John Williams (NSW, NATS)

01.07.08

Senator Dana Wortley (SA, ALP)

01.07.08

Senator Nick Xenophon (SA, IND)

01.07.08

 

Former participating member

Term of appointment

Senator John Hogg (QLD, ALP)

01.07.08–26.08.08

 

Inquiry

As at 1 July 2008

  1. The Government's proposal to partner with the private sector to upgrade parts of the existing network to fibre to provide minimum broadband speeds of 12 megabits per second to 98 per cent of Australians on an open access basis; and
  2. The implications of the proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) for consumers in terms of:
    1. service availability, choice and costs
    2. competition in telecommunications and broadband services, and
    3. likely consequences for national productivity, investment, economic growth, cost of living and social capital.

 

Current inquiry

As at 31 December 2008

  1. The Government's proposal to partner with the private sector to upgrade parts of the existing network to fibre to provide minimum broadband speeds of 12 megabits per second to 98 per cent of Australians on an open access basis; and
  2. The implications of the proposed National Broadband Network (NBN) for consumers in terms of:
    1. service availability, choice and costs
    2. competition in telecommunications and broadband services, and
    3. likely consequences for national productivity, investment, economic growth, cost of living and social capital.

Public hearings

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

Reports tabled

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

Government responses

1 July 2008–31 December 2008

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