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

7:55 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Ludlam for the Greens’ support. I know the whole chamber is looking forward to hearing from other senators on this. Senator Birmingham, I am shocked but pleased by the sensible approach that you are taking on this. I am interested in why you do not think these amendments are enough. I think they are pretty direct and straightforward, and they confirm what we stated upfront was always the intention. I am interested if you would like to tell me—and I am quite serious when I say this—why they are deficient. Do you intend to assist in that for a moment?

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