Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation


NBN Panel of Experts

On 12 December 2013, the Government announced the terms of reference for the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation of NBN. The review considered the economic and social costs and benefits arising from the availability of broadband of differing properties via various technologies and made recommendations on the role of Government support and regulation of the industry.

The Government appointed a Panel of Experts comprising Dr Michael Vertigan AC, Ms Alison Deans, Professor Henry Ergas and Mr Tony Shaw PSM to conduct the review. Dr Vertigan has been appointed as Chair.

Panel reports to Government

The panel has provided the following reports to Government on:

Consultation and working documents

As part of its deliberations, the panel released the following papers:

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis – Analytical Framework.
  • Regulatory Arrangements Paper
  • Regulatory Framing Paper
  • Forecasting Australian Per-Household Bandwidth Demand.


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