The government has gutted a telecommunications bill that would make significant changes to NBN legislation in the face of opposition from the telco industry, Labor and the Greens.
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A Senate committee has endorsed a controversial bill that will change some of the rules governing NBN’s operations, but Labor and Greens senators have called for a major overhaul of the proposed legislation.
The Gillard Government is believed to be “actively considering” an IT portfolio and accompanying minister, should it win Government on 21 August.
The Competitive Carrier’s Coalition (CCC) has taken a swing at Telstra, calling its market update on the state of negotiations over the value of its assests little more than “an extortion note” to the Government.