This document sets out information about appointments of non-executive Directors to the ABC and SBS boards, including the roles of the Department of Communications and the Arts (the Department), the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), the Nomination Panel, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts (the Minister), and the Prime Minister. Information in this document relates to the appointment of the Chairpersons and other non‑executive Directors to both boards. This document does not address the election of the staff‑elected Director to the ABC Board.
All members of the ABC Board are expected to make a full contribution to the Board’s work and operate as part of a team. Each Board member has a duty to exercise care and diligence and to ensure that the ABC meets its financial, legal, contractual and reporting obligations. Board members must act in good faith at all times and in the best interests of the ABC.
Concentrix, the National Relay Service (NRS) provider (relay and helpdesk services), submits activity and performance data to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and the Arts (the Department). This information is used to review the performance of the NRS against agreed service levels as well as provide data and information about how the NRS has been used for the month of July 2020.
The Australian Broadband Advisory Council (the Council) will examine and identify how to maximise the economic and social benefits of ubiquitous broadband connectivity including through increased take up and use of NBN and 5G. It will provide advice and recommendations to the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.
5G is the next generation of mobile network technology and is expected to provide improved: downloads—speeds many times faster than 4G technology, latency—sending and receiving information from your device faster than ever before, connectivity—supporting more devices to connect to multiple networks at the same time, and energy usage—more energy efficient.
Electromagnetic energy (EME) is used to send and receive voice, data and video information. Travelling in the form of electromagnetic waves, EME is also known as electromagnetic radiation or electromagnetic fields. EME does not have enough energy to cause direct damage to molecules, such as DNA, that could impact human health.
Mobile phones and other wireless devices are an essential part of the daily work and home lives of all Australians, so it's important for the Australian Government to regulate the industry. The Australian Government reviews each generation of mobile and wireless network as it is developed, to keep devices safe for you and your family.