Wednesday, 9 May 2018
Broadband; Order for the Production of Documents
That the Senate:
(a) notes that:
(i) in its response to question on notice no. 197 from the October supplementary estimates, NBN Co provided breakdowns on the number of premises expected to be ready for service in each state by 2020, broken down by technology type, as well as the number of premises expected to be in design and construction in each state by 2020, broken down by technology type,
(ii) the Senate asked for an update to this information as question on notice no. 145 at the 2017 additional estimates hearings,
(iii) NBN Co responded to question on notice no. 145 with reference only to its response to question on notice no. 197 from the 2017-18 supplementary Budget estimates and to other public documents that do not contain the specific information sought,
(iv) the Senate sought a clarification of NBN Co's response to question on notice no. 145 on 24 April 2018 and requested a response by 4 May 2018, and
(v) the NBN Co response has not been received; and
(b) orders that there be laid on the table by the Minister for Communications, by 9.30 am on 10 May 2018, an updated response with information current to 13 March 2018.
Question agreed to.