Telstra – Compensation; Barnaby Joyce and Helen Coonan

Barnaby Joyce Letter 2006

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Dear Senator Coonan,

Telstra – Compensatory Commitments

Thank you for taking the time to meet with me yesterday, I appreciated the opportunity to speak with you frankly about your decision to have the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts conduct the assessment of outstanding claims against Telstra.

I remain of the opinion that any assessment conducted by the Department cannot be seen to be Independent. The Department has been involved with many of the claimants over many years.

Frankly, I’m disappointed as l believe this outcome does not reflect the intent or spirit of the agreement we reached on the 14th September 2005.

Again I reiterate my request for you to reconsider and to appoint an external assessor. I’m more than willing to work with you to ensure a final outcome for the claimants, the Commonwealth and Telstra.

Kind Regards

Senator Barnaby Joyce


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