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Competition regulator must oppose iiNet/TPG merger

The proposed merger of two of Australia's last remaining independent Internet Service Providers will have a sharply negative impact on the level of competition in Australia's broadband market and must be opposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

"I will be reminding the ACCC of its obligation to directly prohibit acquisitions which would be likely to have the effect of "substantially lessening competition in any market," Australian Greens Communications spokesman Senator Scott Ludlam said this morning.

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Contentious Hazelmere plant granted funding even in absence of environmental and health approvals

QUESTION NUMBER: 749

DATE ASKED: 2 July 2014

Question

SENATOR SCOTT LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry on 2 July 2014:

With reference to the Hazelmere Wood Waste to Energy Plant proposed by the Eastern  Metropolitan Regional Council and Anzac Pty Ltd in Perth (the project):

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Traditional Owners of the Muckaty Nuclear Waste Site

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

QUESTION NUMBER: 314

DATE ASKED: 19 March 2014

 

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry on 19 March 2014:

With reference to the proposed development ofthe Muckaty Nuclear Waste Disposal site:

(1) Has the Minister made contact with, or met directly with, traditional owners and affected Aboriginal people concerned by, or opposed to, the development of a radioactive waste facility in the Muckaty region; if not, why not.

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Government fails to rule out allowing mass-media-monopolies in its deregulation binge

Senate Standing Committee on Environment and Communications

Answers to Senate Estimates Questions on Notice

Supplementary Budget Estimates Hearings November 2013

Communications Portfolio

Department of Communications

Question No: 43

Program No. Legal

Hansard Ref: Page 9 (19/11/2013)

Topic: Convergence Review and Deregulation

Senator Ludlam asked:

Whether cross-media ownership laws are in the table as part of your deregulation agenda.

Answer:

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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

SENATE

QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

SENATE

QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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Questions on Notice to ANSTO - expenses and appointments

MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY

SENATE

QUESTION NUMBER: 24

DATE ASKED: 22 November 2013

Question

SENATOR LUDLAM asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, in writing 22 November 2013: with reference to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO):

(1) What amount of ANSTOʼs external legal costs for the period from 2008 to 2013 relates to:

(a) industrial disputes with staff; and

(b) Mr Dave Reid.

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