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Monday, 28 February 2011
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Mr Fletcher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in writing, on 25 November 2010:

In respect of the Access Economics Report Financial and externality impacts of high-speed broadband for telehealth (July 2010), why did the Government not extend the scope of this study to cover assessing the costs and benefits of the National Broadband Network across all sectors.


Mr Albanese (Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) —The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has provided the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

As part of the development of strategies to maximise the benefits of the National Broadband Network and its impact on Australia’s digital economy, the Government will continue to commission targeted research. This research will be in different areas where the National Broadband Network can deliver significant benefits as well as more in-depth research into specific areas where early benefits can be realised.