Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

6:23 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray Darling Basin) Share this | Hansard source

‘Parroting their position’ is his stance. Why don’t I quote from the Optus chief executive then. Why don’t I quote what Mr O’Sullivan has to say. Let us see what he has to say. As you have invited me to distance myself from Telstra, Minister, I will go to their prime competitor in Optus. Let us see what he had to say:

“We and many in the industry have spent quite a bit of time recently working through the consultation process to provide feedback on the draft bills and the bill that is now before parliament,” Mr O'Sullivan told a business lunch in Sydney on Thursday.

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