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Old 09-11-2007, 01:21 PM
Alan Parkington
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Default Telstra suing Communications Minister

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http://www.news.com.au/business/stor...-31037,00.html

TELSTRA is taking more legal action against Federal Communications Minister
Helen Coonan, this time over her plan to block the closure of the CDMA
mobile network.

Telstra filed documents in the Federal Court today claiming that Senator
Coonan had breached her ministerial responsibility by deciding to impose a
licence condition blocking the closure before receiving evidence from the
telco.

The same court is already scheduled to hear a Telstra challenge this
Thursday to the Government's decision to award a broadband contract to rival
Optus.

Senator Coonan announced last month that she would impose the licence
condition to stop Telstra closing the CDMA mobile phone network in the bush
until the adequacy of the Next G network was proven.

Senator Coonan said she was responding to complaints from members of the
public about dropouts and coverage difficulties from the new network.

But Telstra group managing director of public policy and communications Phil
Burgess said Senator Coonan was putting politics before common sense.

"The scent of election politics rather than advancing consumer interest
unfortunately permeates all of the minister's recent policy decisions," Dr
Burgess said.

"Telstra shareholders have spent more than $1 billion building a world-class
Next G mobile network that brings mobile and broadband data services to 98.8
per cent of Australians but the minister seems hell bent on blocking its
further expansion by making it economically unviable."





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Old 09-11-2007, 06:27 PM
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Default Re: Telstra suing Communications Minister

Alan Parkington <aparkington@team.telstra.com> wrote:

> From
> http://www.news.com.au/business/stor...-31037,00.html


> TELSTRA is taking more legal action against Federal Communications Minister Helen Coonan, this time over her plan to
> block the closure of the CDMA mobile network.


Great. With any luck that will see Coonan decide that telstra wont
be allowed to close the cdma network, ever, because the bulk of
those who are still using the cdma system were never told when
they bought their hardware that telstra was going to shut it down
while that hardware was still able to use that network.

> Telstra filed documents in the Federal Court today claiming that Senator Coonan had breached her ministerial
> responsibility by deciding to impose a licence condition blocking the closure before receiving evidence from the
> telco.


Legally she's welcome to do that when the license condition is conditional on
what an independant analysis of the coverage claim comes up with, ****wits.

> The same court is already scheduled to hear a Telstra challenge this Thursday to the Government's decision to award a
> broadband contract to rival Optus.


And now that your terminal ****wits have already tried to monster that
court publicly, you're about to find out what our courts do in that situation.

> Senator Coonan announced last month that she would impose the licence condition to stop Telstra closing the CDMA
> mobile phone network in the bush until the adequacy of the Next G network was proven.


And she is legally entitled to do that, ****wits.

> Senator Coonan said she was responding to complaints from members of
> the public about dropouts and coverage difficulties from the new network.


> But Telstra group managing director of public policy and communications Phil Burgess said Senator Coonan was putting
> politics before common sense.


She's legally entitled to do that if she wants to, ****wit.

> "The scent of election politics rather than advancing consumer interest unfortunately permeates all of the minister's
> recent policy decisions," Dr Burgess said.


She's legally entitled to do that if she wants to, ****wit.

> "Telstra shareholders have spent more than $1 billion building a world-class Next G mobile network that brings mobile
> and broadband data services to 98.8 per cent of Australians


And you clowns have just shafted those who find that the cdma system is all they need.

> but the minister seems hell bent on blocking its further expansion by making it economically unviable."


Wrong again, she's determined to rape you clowns with a telephone pole, just what you deserve.



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Old 09-12-2007, 06:26 AM
Paul Day
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Default Re: Telstra suing Communications Minister

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:21:39 GMT in aus.comms.mobile Alan Parkington may have written:
> TELSTRA is taking more legal action against Federal Communications
> Minister Helen Coonan, this time over her plan to block the closure of
> the CDMA mobile network.


Nice work fellahs. Now you've guaranteed it'll get enforced upon you.
That means my CDMA phone will continue to work for quite some time.

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Old 09-12-2007, 09:02 AM
Will Kemp
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Default Re: Telstra suing Communications Minister

On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:21:39 +0000, Alan Parkington wrote:

> From
> http://www.news.com.au/business/stor...-31037,00.html
>
> TELSTRA is taking more legal action against Federal Communications
> Minister Helen Coonan, this time over her plan to block the closure of
> the CDMA mobile network.


Ha ha. They'll lose this one too!

The stupidity of these people is boundless, isn't it? Fighting and losing
this court case is probably going to cost them more than fixing up the
NextG network so they can switch off CDMA.

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