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Monday, 11 November 2002
Page: 5878


Senator ALSTON (Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) (3:01 PM) —During question time Senator Lundy asked me a question in relation to Advantra. I have had inquiries made and I understand that Telstra Enterprise Services, formerly Advantra, is required by its contract with the government to operate wholly independently of Telstra.



Senator ALSTON —I have had a look at yours, and yours was a complete beat-up.


Senator Mackay —It is on page 74.


Senator ALSTON —A complete beat-up.


Senator Mackay —It is one of the main recommendations.

Honourable senators interjecting


The PRESIDENT —Order! I remind senators that the President is on his feet.

Honourable senators interjecting



The PRESIDENT —Senator Alston!


Senator Alston —My apologies.