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Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
1 July 2020
New landmark legislation came into force today that enshrines in law access for all people in Australia to broadband services regardless of where...
Child and grandfather looking at computer tablets.
Accesshub Accesshub
29 June 2020
If you use Auslan and make Video Relay calls through the National Relay Service (NRS), you may have noticed that Skype has recently changed the way...
Woman signing into a mobile phone device.
24 June 2020
The Government is consulting on targeted amendments to the Radiocommunications Act.
An abstract image of Spectrum waves.
11 June 2020
The period for consultation on the ‘Supporting Australian Stories on our Screens’ options paper has been extended.
Australian Screen options paper consultation extended
Accesshub Accesshub
11 June 2020
As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, remember that you can access some of your favourite National Relay Service (NRS) call options on the go...
National Relay Service, NRS, app
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
5 June 2020
We are seeking comments on a Draft Statutory Infrastructure Provider Exemption Instrument.
Image of land cleared ready for new buildings. Streets are paved and there are a couple of larger trees.
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio, EME Spectrum
20 May 2020
Be on the lookout for misinformation that falsely links 5G to COVID-19.
Person on phone next to wifi router
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
14 May 2020
We are seeking views on the draft Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) Guidelines.
Farm homestead in sillouette at sunset or sunrise with water tank and windmill in the background.
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
12 May 2020
The Government is increasing the resilience of Australia’s telecommunication networks, to help prevent, mitigate and manage outages during...
Radio tower on a hill
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio, EME Spectrum
11 May 2020
The Government has released its policy objectives for the 850 MHz and 900 MHz bands.
Satellite communications under a starry sky.