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

7:30 pm

Photo of Anne McEwenAnne McEwen (SA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Mr Temporary Chairman, I rise on a point of order. I understand that Senator Conroy is on his way. He has just been inadvertently delayed for a small period of time, so I will just take this opportunity to also address a question to the minister. Perhaps in his answer to Senator Fisher’s question he could deal with the issue of why passing this legislation is so important to the future of the telecommunications industry in Australia. We appreciate that the opposition have many questions to ask. I know that the minister has been seeking briefings from his department on the answers to some of those questions and that he will be providing those to the Senate as we proceed through this debate about the amendment moved by—


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