Taxing Australia’s future

Vodafone Australia boss Iñaki Berroeta can't understand why the telco's local transmission costs are three times what’s charged in similar markets around the world. It's an observation that highlights a serious problem for Australia.

At a lunch in Sydney last week Vodafone Hutchison Australia chief executive Iñaki Berroeta pointed out that Australia’s fixed line telco costs are amongst the highest in the world and observed how this hurts the country’s business competitiveness.

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