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Telstra Corporation Limited

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Public Company
Location:Australia
URL: http://telstra.com/index.jsp
Summary Information:
The Telstra Corporation is responsible for the majority of Australia's telecommunications infrastructure. Telstra is currently 50.1 percent owned by the Commonwealth Government and 49.9 percent by private shareholders.

The Constitution gives the Commonwealth Parliament power to make laws for telecommunications. Telecommunications and postal functions were separated in 1975 and the Australian Telecommunications Commission (Telecom) was created.

Telecom was incorporated on 6 November 1991 and began operating as a company under the requirements of the Corporations Law. Telecom changed to its current trading name 'Telstra Corporation Limited' in April 1993. Whilst Telecom became the Telstra Corporation it retained its legal and operating structure. Telstra was partially privatised in November 1997, following Parliament's agreement to one third of the Commonwealth's equity in Telstra being listed on the Australian Stock Exchange for sale. A further 16 percent of the Commonwealth's equity in Telstra was listed in late 1999.

Telstra is subject to a range of legislation, including the Telstra Corporation Act 1999, the Telecommunications Act 1997, the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999, the Trade Practices Act 1974 and the Corporations Act 2001.

Foreign ownership in Telstra is restricted to 35 percent (with individual foreign investors limited to a maximum holding of 5 percent) of publicly available shares.

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Agreement
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  • Nona on behalf of the Badulgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 1578 - Respondent
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  • Brown v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1462 (19 October 2001) - Respondent
  • Ngalpil v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1140 (20 August 2001) - Respondent
  • Congoo v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 868 (28 June 2001) - Respondent
  • Dauan People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1064 (6 July 2000) - Respondent
  • Kelly on behalf of the Byron Bay Bundjalung People v NSW Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 1479 (23 October 2001) - Respondent
  • Mabuiag People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1065 (6 July 2000) - Respondent
  • Mualgal People v State of Queensland [1999] FCA 157 (12 February 1999) - Respondent
  • Masig People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1067 AND Damuth People v State of Queensland (7 July 2000) - Respondent
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6023 - Respondent
  • Poruma People v State of Queensland [2000] FCA 1066 (7 July 2000) AND Warraber People v State of Queensland - Respondent
  • Kaurareg People and Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6024 - Respondent
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  • Kaurareg People v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 657 (23 May 2001) QG 6026 - Respondent
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  • James on behalf of the Martu People v Western Australia [2002] FCA 1208 (27 September 2002) - Respondent
  • Bar-Barrum and Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Bar-Barrum and Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Telstra and Moa Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Yorke Island (Masig) / Telstra Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Warraber / Telstra Island Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
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  • Hunter v State of Western Australia [2009] FCA 654 (11 June 2009) - Respondent
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  • Kowanyama People v State of Queensland [2009] FCA 1192 (22 October 2009) - Respondent
  • Gangalidda and Garawa People v State of Queensland [2010] FCA 646 - Respondent
  • Barunga v State of Western Australia [2011] FCA 518 - Respondent
  • Campbell v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 580
  • King v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 582 - Respondent
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  • Turner v State of South Australia [2011] FCA 1312 (18 November 2011) - Respondent
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  • Dodd v State of South Australia [2012] FCA 519 - Respondent
  • Lander v State of South Australia [2012] FCA 427 - Respondent
  • Hunter & Ors v State of Western Australia [2012] FCA 690 - Respondent
  • Raymond v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 667 - Respondent
  • Raymond v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 669 - Respondent
  • Wavehill v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 666 - Respondent
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  • Wik and Wik Way Native Title Claim Group v State of Queensland [2012] FCA 1096 - Respondent
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  • Legislation
  • Post and Telegraph Act 1901(Cth)
  • Telecommunications Act 1975 (Cth)
  • Australian Telecommunications Corporation Act 1989 (Cth)
  • Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth)
  • Telecommunications Act 1991 (Cth)
  • Case Law
  • Sampi v State of Western Australia (No 3) [2005] FCA 1716 - Respondent
  • Bennell v State of Western Australia [2006] FCA 1243 - Respondent
  • Gawirrin Gumana v Northern Territory of Australia (No. 2) [2005] FCA 50 - Respondent
  • King v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCA 1498

  • References

    Case Law
    Commonwealth of Australia (2001) Brown v State of Western Australia [2001] FCA 1462 (19 October 2001)
    (2006) Bennell v State of Western Australia [2006] FCA 1243

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