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Tuesday, 6 June 1989
Page: 3481

Senator BOLKUS (Minister for Consumer Affairs)(9.51) —If the honourable senator looks at clauses 148 (a) and 148 (b), he will be looking at reserved services.

Senator Alston —No. Customer equipment is classicly an example of a competitive area.

Senator BOLKUS —We are talking about interconnection as well-connection and interconnection-which is also a reserved service in terms of connection to the network.

Senator Alston —Does this cover cabling work?

Senator BOLKUS —Exchange work up to a particular point is covered.

Senator Alston —Where is the reserved services element in cabling work?

Senator BOLKUS —The short answer is that all cabling within the monopoly network is a reserved service.