Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has accidentally released a confidential report containing very private and potentially damaging details about Telstra, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.
According to the reports, the leak could damage Telstra in regards to upcoming negotiations around the $43 billion National Broadband Network.
The report, written by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and dated January 2009, is an assessment of proposals for building the broadband network and contains detailed information about the value of Telstra’s assets.
A spokesman for Senator Conroy said the report was “tabled by mistake and the Government regrets the error.”
Telstra has refused to comment on the matter.