23 September 2011
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee will hold public meetings in Katherine and Kununurra on 27 and 28 September to discuss local telecommunications issues.
‘The committee is looking forward to travelling to Katherine and Kununurra to meet with members of the community and hear about their telecommunications experiences,’ said committee member, Mr Robin Eckermann.
‘The committee met last week with a range of community members in Toowoomba, Moree and Bourke and we would like to thank those people who came along.
‘We are keen to learn from the experiences of consumers, businesses and organisations about telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote Australia,’ Mr Eckermann said.
On Friday 16 September, the committee released its issues paper, which sets out five key areas of interest for the 2011-12 Regional Telecommunications Review:
- opportunities the emerging digital economy provides for regional Australians
- improving regional health and education outcomes
- the communications needs of Indigenous people and communities
- developments in the terrestrial and satellite mobile phone sector
- consumer concerns of people and businesses in regional, rural and remote Australia.
|Katherine, Northern Territory||Tuesday 27 September||Katherine Government Centre||4.00 pm to 5.30 pm|
|Kununurra, Western Australia||Wednesday 28 September||Kununurra Country Club Resort||1.00 pm to 2.45 pm|
Following the regional consultations and public submission process, the committee will report its findings to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy in March 2012.
Further information about the review, including the issues paper and how to make a submission, is available at www.rtirc.gov.au or by calling 1800 064 851 (free-call on a landline service).
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