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Wednesday, 15 March 2000
Page: 12851

Motion (by Senator Allison)—as amended by leave—agreed to:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

(i) a resolution by Bendigo Council opposing any cuts to, or closure of, Telstra's Directory Assistance Call Centre in Bendigo,

(ii) concerns that up to 65 jobs are earmarked for cuts over the next 6 months, and

(iii) concerns that up to 140 jobs at Burnie and Hobart Call Centres may be at risk; and

(b) urges the Federal Government to intervene in order that current staffing levels be maintained at Telstra's Call Centres in Bendigo, Morwell, Burnie and Hobart.