Outcome of representations to Telstra
On 6 September 2006 I met with Senator Barnaby Joyce and a group of current and former Telstra customers (the Casualties of Telstra (COTs)) and former contractors of Telstra regarding ongoing disputes with the company. At that meeting I made a commitment that I would make a final representation to Telstra regarding your unresolved complaints.
I have now made both formal and informal representations to Telstra on behalf of the CoTs. However, Telstra’s position remains that this is a matter that is most appropriately dealt with through a Court process. Telstra is not prepared to undertake an alternate means of pursuing this matter.
I also appreciate the depth of feeling regarding the matter and suggest you consider whether any court proceedings may be your ultimate option.