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Wednesday, 17 November 2004
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To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

The undersigned urge the Senate to continue to oppose the full privatisation of Telstra as the sale is contrary to the public interest on the grounds that:

services, particularly. in regional areas, are not of a sufficient standard;

competition in the market is not adequate given Telstra's market dominance;

`future proofing' in terms of roll out of new technology is not guaranteed given the failing level of investment in the network and declining staff numbers;

regulation of telecommunications is not sufficiently robust to protect consumers; and

the public sector would be worse off if a major public asset and its dividend stream was lost.

by Senator Bartlett (from 25 citizens).