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Peter Costello

Treasurer

11 March 1996 - 3 December 2007

Media Release of 21/12/2001

NO.102

Productivity Commission Report On Telecommunications Competition Regulation

The Government is today releasing the Report of the Productivity Commission inquiry into telecommunications competition regulation.

The Government welcomes the report, which provides an informative and rigorous discussion of key issues in telecommunications competition regulation. The report contains a number of recommendations covering a range of important telecommunications issues. Those issues include the retention and operation of the telecommunications specific anti-competitive conduct legislation, the retention, scope and operation of a third party access regime for telecommunications, and issues associated with pay TV and regional telecommunications. The Government referred the pay TV and regional telecommunication issues to the Commission based on a recommendation of the Telecommunications Services Inquiry.

The Government is releasing the report now in recognition of the public and industry interest in these issues. The Government will respond to the Commission's recommendations in due course.

Copies of the report are available from Government Info Shops, or may be downloaded from the Productivity Commission's website at www.pc.gov.au.

MELBOURNE
21 December 2001

Contacts: David Alexander
02 6277 7340