Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Telecommunications Inquiry Report Released

Communications Minister Paul Swain has today released the report from the ministerial inquiry into telecommunications.

Paul Swain thanked inquiry leader Hugh Fletcher and his team – Cathie Harrison and Alan Asher – for the work they put into the report.

"The inquiry team has put in seven months of intense work on this document," he said.

"During that time the team released an issues paper, took submissions on the issues paper, issued a draft report and sought submissions on that. They took further public comments on the submissions and undertook rounds of public hearings. It has been a thorough consultative process and I welcome the input made by the industry.

"It is now over to the government to decide what our response will be.

"I intend making that response before Christmas, and I want to get any necessary legislative changes under way by then as well," Paul Swain said.


Contact:
Kerry Lamont – press sec – 044719889/ 025 270 9106/ kerry.lamont@parliament.govt.nz

Copies of the report: The report is available on line at www.teleinquiry.govt.nz. You can order a printed copy from the teleinquiry office – 04 4601375 or by using a form on the www.teleinquiry.govt.nz site. The printed copies come from Pronto Print at a cost of $26.50 for the report and $27.50 for the appendices. The report will be available from 10am.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>

ALSO:

City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>

ALSO:

Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>

ALSO:

Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels