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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Page: 12661

Australia Network

(Question No. 533)

Ms Julie Bishop asked the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in writing, on 18 August 2011:

Did the Minister or staff of the Minister's office receive a briefing, written or verbal, from the Minister's department or the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regarding the report of the tender panel for the Australia Network contract, including any recommendation on a preferred tenderer; if so, (a) on what date was the brief (i) received by the Minister's office, and (ii) sighted by the Minister, and (b) can the Minister indicate what type of ministerial action was requested by the Minister's department, and what resulting action the Minister took.

Mr Albanese: The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

See the response to Question in Writing No. 531.