The sale of Telstra in 2006
October 12, 2004
Respected Telecommunications analyst Paul Budde writes that the sale of Australia's dominant telco Telstra will quickly rise to the top of the list of government priorities now Australian voters have given the Coalition a mandate for another term of government.
The fact that the majority of the Australian people is against the sale might slow down an otherwise speedy process.
Expect another report from the government, before the middle of 2005, which will announce that all telecoms guarantees for regional and rural Australia are in place.
This will allow them to push Senate approval through later on that year.
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