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Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

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Title

Budget Paper No.6 1997/98 Northern Territory Economy

Other title

Tabled Paper 3223

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1997-04-30

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289257

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/404114

Page content

From 1 July 1997 the telecommunications industry will be deregulated, ending the virtual duopoly that exists now. One major consequence of deregulation is that other providers can offer local telephone calls, although there are no plans for this in the Territory as yet. The partial privatisation of Telstra is also likely to commence within the next 18 months. Telemedicine trials were conducted using the Tanami Network in November 1996 and it is hoped that improvements in the Network will enable it to offer these services along with judicial hearings, interviews and other commercial services on a more regular basis. A network similar to the Tanami Network has also been proposed for use across the Top End of the Territory. Transport and Communications 86


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