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  • Implementation of the National Broadband Network: Migration Assurance Policy Consultation Paper

    The Government has released a consultation paper seeking feedback from all interested stakeholders on the best way to reform the migration of services to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

    The consultation paper proposes a framework which is designed to engage industry in developing solutions that address key migration issues, and carefully manages the service continuity needs of customers.

    Submissions from stakeholders, including responses to the key questions in the consultation paper, will help inform a long-term NBN migration model that is equitable, certain and supports service continuity and positive experiences for consumers.

    Stakeholders are invited to make submissions on the paper by COB Friday 26 September 2014.

    Further details about the consultation process, including how to make a submission, are available on the National Broadband Network page.

  • Carrier licence exemption to simplify carrier use of private telecommunications infrastructure

    The Department of Communications is seeking comments on a possible carrier licence exemption to enable private telecommunications infrastructure owners to provide carriers with more straightforward and timely access to their private infrastructure.

    The paper also seeks information on the extent of private networks and includes a draft class carrier licence exemption for comment. The exemption would relax regulatory constraints on the use of private telecommunications infrastructure by carriers. Any use of private network capacity would depend on the agreement of all parties and be commercially based.

    Submissions are invited by Tuesday 7 October 2014.

  • Consultation on draft Direction to use 3.5 GHz band spectrum for the NBN spectrum gap

    The Minister has released an exposure draft of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (3.5 GHz frequency band) Direction 2014 for public consultation. Submissions are invited by 5pm on 22 September 2014.

    Further details about the draft Direction and how to comment are available at the NBN spectrum page.

  • Review of the National Triple Zero (000) Operator

    The Department is considering how the national Triple Zero (000) operator should adapt to the changing communications environment so that it can continue to deliver a world class Triple Zero emergency call service into the future.

    Further details about the review are available on the Review of the National Triple Zero (000) Operator page.

  • Spectrum review

    The Department is reviewing Australia's spectrum management framework. A consultation paper setting out the issues for review under the Terms of Reference has been released for comment. Stakeholders are invited to make submissions on the paper by COB Friday 20 June 2014.

    Further details are available on the Spectrum review page.

  • Consultation paper on the proposed Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No.1 2014

    A consultation paper on measures for a proposed Telecommunications Deregulation Bill has been released for public comment. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments on the  consultation paper by COB Monday 5 May 2014 through an online discussion board.

    Further details are available at the Telecommunications Deregulation Bill No.1 2014 page.

  • Industry Consultation on the Telecommunications Regulatory Arrangements

    The NBN Panel of Experts released a Consultation Paper to seek views from industry and the public on the telecommunications industry access arrangements. The paper also provided an overview of provisions in the National Broadband Network Companies Act 2011 that need to be reviewed, and raised questions about its operation.

    Submissions closed on 14 April 2014.

    Further details about the process, including submissions received, are available on the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation page.

  • Public consultation on the Regulatory Issues Framing Paper

    The NBN Panel of Experts released an NBN Regulatory Issues Framing Paper to sound out industry on the structure and regulatory environment for Australia's future broadband market. Submissions closed on 14 March 2014.

    Further details about the process, including submissions received, are available on the Cost-Benefit Analysis and Review of Regulation page.

  • Draft bill for coordinated action on trans-Tasman Mobile Roaming

    The Government has released a draft bill for public consultation that would allow Australia to take coordinated action with New Zealand on the pricing of trans-Tasman Mobile Roaming services.

    The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Mobile Roaming) Bill 2014 (the IMR Bill) would, if enacted, enable the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) to impose measures such as wholesale and retail price caps, if necessary after holding a public inquiry.

    Interested parties are invited to comment on the exposure draft of the IMR Bill and the options-stage regulation impact statement by 5.00pm AEDT on Friday 28 February 2014.

  • Digital radio discussion paper

    The Department is seeking views on a discussion paper to inform two reviews on the digital radio regulatory regime and transmission technologies. Submissions to the discussion paper should be provided no later than 28 February 2014.

    Further details about the consultation process, including how to make a submission, are available on the Digital radio page.

  • Public consultation on Enhancing Online Safety for Children

    The Government has released a public discussion paper seeking comment on proposed measures to implement its election commitment to enhance online safety for children.

    All interested stakeholders are invited to provide a submission to the discussion paper by 7 March 2014.

    Further details about the consultation process, including how to make a submission, are available on the Public consultation on Enhancing Online Safety for Children page.

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