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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Page: 460

Digital Switchover Household Assistance Scheme

(Question No. 702)

Mr Fletcher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in writing, on 1 November 2011:

In respect of part (2) of the Minister's answer to question in writing no. 500 (Hansard, 11 October 2011, page 138), can the Minister indicate (a) whether all charges to be paid to each contractor per household are less than the $350 average cost per household announced by the Government (Senator Hon Stephen Conroy, Household Assistance Scheme: The Facts, 13 May 2011), (b) what the highest charge is as a proportion of the lowest charge, and (c) the trend of charges in relation to each of the contracts.

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

Please refer to the answer to Senate Question on Notice 119, Budget Estimates Hearings, May 2011.