Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy, has released a position paper on the subordinate legislation that will give operational effect to the fibre in greenfields Bill. In particular it clarifies the development threshold that will determine which projects are captured when the legislation comes into effect.
The Joint Committee on the National Broadband Network has concluded its investigation into the 'fibre in greenfields' legislation. It has recommended that the bill be passed, but has expressed concerns about its impact on the presently competitive market for fibring up greenfield developments. The dissenting Coalition members report says this is a fundamental flaw in the legislation.