The Regional Telecommunications Review is an opportunity for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia to share their views and experiences using telecommunications services in their area.
Every three years the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the Committee) is appointed to conduct the review and to hear people's experiences firsthand.
The 2021 Committee was announced by the Honourable Mark Coulton MP on 2 June 2021. The Review will be held from June to December.
The five members appointed to the Committee are: the Hon Luke Hartsuyker (Chair), Ms Sue Middleton, Ms Kristy Sparrow, Professor Hugh Bradlow and Mr Michael Cosgrave.
The Review will examine the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote Australia, along with particular issues identified in the Terms of Reference.
The Committee must consult publicly and details on consultation will be published shorlty. Past Committees have sought views through written submissions in response to an issues paper and through meetings with communities and stakeholders around Australia.
As part of the review, the Committee will deliver a report and may make recommendations to the Australian Government. The Committee has been asked to deliver its report by 31 December 2021 or earlier.
The Committee is established and conducts its review under Part 9B of the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999.
Previous Regional Telecommunications Reviews
Information about past reviews can be found at Regional Telecommunications Review.