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Monday, 7 November 2005
Page: 35

Mr WINDSOR (2:46 PM) —My question is to the Prime Minister. In the light of media reports about the possibility that some phone users in country Australia could be paying up to 10 times more for their services if the ACCC imposes changes to wholesale charges, could the Prime Minister confirm whether the guarantees given to the National Farmers Federation included the continuation of parity of pricing between city and country for line rentals, telephone services and broadband? Will the Prime Minister now point out where the government’s so-called guarantees are enshrined in the Telstra sale legislation?

Mr HOWARD (Prime Minister) —In answer to the honourable member for New England, I point out the detailed statement that was made by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts to the Senate, and the government stands by that statement.