ACCAN comments on the Bills establishing the new Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) and creating a framework for the competitive supply of universal services. 


ACCAN supports the transition from universal service being the sole responsibility of Telstra to a universal service model overseen by TUSMA, which is open for new players to bid to supply services. This could include new types of services, for example innovative services for people with disabilities. Unfortunately the Bills are accompanied by a policy that entrenches Telstra as the universal service provider for 20 years.


Submission to: Senate Environment and Communications Committee Inquiry 

Status: Submitted

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