[LINK] Telstra accounting separation
Deus Ex Machina
Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:54:14 +1000
the government has a clear conflict of interest which it has never addressed
and will do nothing about until it dumps its stake in telstra.
Russell Ashdown [russell@Ashdown.net.au] wrote:
> This is just another political tactic to further obfuscate the issue of
> competition and Telstra's anti-competitive practices.
> Once this is in place, it will be possible for the Minister to assert that
> the public interest (in there being unfettered competition between
> telcos) has been protected.
> In reality, the transparency we had all hoped for has in fact become
> a sheet of frosted glass. We should be thankful... at least now we
> can see the shadowy figures behind the frosted glass although not
> with the clarity of clear pane, it is better than a brick wall.
> On 27 Sep 2002 at 7:27, Jan Whitaker wrote about:
> [LINK] Telstra accounting separation
> > I guess if they won't separate wholesale/retail in actuality, this is at
> > least one way to get some transparency:
> > http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/09/26/1032734266986.html
> > Govt introduces laws to boost Telstra competition
> > Canberra
> > September 26 2002
> > The federal government today introduced new laws aimed at opening Telstra
> > to more competition.
> > Science Minister Peter McGauran tabled laws which would force Telstra to
> > split its retail and wholesale accounting arms to make the company's
> > business more transparent.
> > [snip]
> > I wonder why a SCIENCE minister tabled this rather than the COMMUNICATIONS
> > or FINANCE minister?
> > Jan
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