The paper ?Revisiting the Structural Separation of Telstra?, published in the Spring 2004 issue of the Telecommunications Journal of Australia and republished here, provided the policy rationale for structural separation at the time, and detailed how it could have been achieved.
This paper spells out the negative consequences of the Government?s policy to remove the NBN Co?s current monopoly in providing fixed broadband access infrastructure: for the federal budget, for the competition framework in telecommunications, for a forced premature sale of NBN Co, and for the affordable rollout of high-speed broadband access across the nation.
The first critique to be published of the Coalition's NBN policy, within 18 hours of its launch on 9 April 2010, identifies weaknesses in that policy which remain valid today. Written by Peter Gerrand, it appeared in The Conversation on 10 April 2013.
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