The Australian Broadband Advisory Council will explore ways to maximise the benefits of high-speed connectivity.
20 July 2020
The Government has established the Australian Broadband Advisory Council (Advisory Council) to provide advice on ways to maximise the benefits of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and other high speed networks in key sectors of the economy.
The Advisory Council will provide advice and recommendations to the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts on:
ways the NBN and other high-speed networks can be used to lift Australia's economic output and the welfare of Australians more generally
opportunities to increase the use of the NBN other networks, including by small and family businesses
barriers to using the NBN and other networks, including financial and cultural/behavioural issues and cost effective strategies to reduce such barriers, and
potential implementation, communication and outreach strategies.
The Advisory Council will also look at ways that the NBN and broadband connectivity can support the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Advisory Council is made up of eminent Australians with expertise in innovation, connectivity and key sectors of the economy, and will be chaired by Deena Shiff, the Chair of Marley Spoon. The other members will include:
Bronte Adams, Director, Victorian Education and Research Network
Martin Haese, Chief Executive Officer, Business SA
Scott Lorson, Chief Executive Officer, Fetch TV
Jan Müller, Chief Executive Officer, National Film and Sound Archive