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Tuesday, 10 October 2006
Page: 138


Ms Gillard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, in writing, on 8 August 2006:

(1)   How many expressions of interest for broadband connections have been received in the postcode areas of 3024, 3026, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3211, 3335, 3337, 3338, 3340 and 3427.

(2)   How many households in the postcode areas 3024, 3026, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3211, 3335, 3337, 3338, 3340 and 3427 have broadband connection.

(3)   How many household in the postcode areas of 3024, 3026, 3028, 3030, 3211, 3335, 3337, 3338, 3340 and 3427 are still waiting for broadband connection.

(4)   What is the average time from application for connection to broadband to installation in the postcode areas of 3024, 3026, 3028, 3029, 3030, 3211, 3335, 3337, 3338, 3340 and 3427.


Mr McGauran (Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) —The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

These are commercial matters for individual broadband service providers. Providers are not required to publish this commercially sensitive information. The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts does not have access to such information.