[LINK] Telstra, the copper and the courts
tomk at unwired.com.au
Wed Dec 17 00:16:19 EST 2008
Thanks Jan - I didn't see that High Court Ruling - That's great news.
And Im glad to see that Telstra will finally crank up the speed of their
currentely throttled bandwidth wireless and cable service offerings.
Isnt it onderful what a little threat of competition can do....
It strikes me that the ACCC are there exactly for this kind of
If the US Justice Department could go after Microsoft for
anti-competitive Monopolistic activity - then isnt it about time we
broke the back of the 600 pound gorilla by replicating a similar class
action against Telstra in Australia.
BTW boys and girls it only takes 8 Telstra customers to start a class
Is anyone feeling lucky ?
The last three times I took on Telstra in the Federal court - it was a
win for Tom (Section 52G - Trade Practices).
Im not sure we could win a class action on misleading and deceptive
practices on a Monopolistic basis.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jan Whitaker
> Sent: Tuesday, 16 December 2008 9:05 AM
> To: link at anu.edu.au
> Subject: [LINK] Telstra, the copper and the courts
> I've not heard this before:
> Unjust confiscation of Telstra's property? Telstra believes so. But
> it has already argued that to the High Court and lost. In March, all
> seven judges rejected its argument in part because they believed that
> when the Government sold Telstra it gave it the right only to use the
> wires, not own them.
So who does own the wires? And if it's the govt or the property owner
[I guess it depends on which wires], why doesn't Telstra assume a
cost of using them? I'm confused by this para.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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