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Howard's 'Nyngan Declaration' out the window for fully-privatised Telstra.

Howard's 'Nyngan Declaration' Out The Window For Fully-Privatised Telstra


Kim Beazley - Leader of the Opposition


Media Statement - 13 March 2000


In Question Time today, the Prime Minister confirmed that his 'Nyngan Declaration' - that there would be no further cuts to regional services - applies to a partially-privatised Telstra.


However, when I asked the Prime Minister if the 'Nyngan Declaration' would apply to a fully-privatised Telstra, there was no such commitment.


John Howard was not able to commit his Government to ensure that a fully-privatised Telstra would not withdraw services or reduce service levels in regional Australia.


Authorised by Gary Gray, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.