These Guidelines were released by the Department of Communications and the Arts on 26 February 2016 to assist mobile network operators and mobile network infrastructure providers to prepare and submit proposals for funding under Round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme.
Megan Brownlow is a media and entertainment industry specialist at PwC with over 20 years’ experience in media. Megan is a board member of the Media Federation of Australia, an Advisory Committee member for the Bureau of Communications Research and the Research Strategy Panel for the Australia Council.
Rob Nicholls was previously a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology working on spectrum policy matters. This essay was written during this tenure and is attributed to Rob Nicholls as a then employee of Swinburne University of Technology. Rob is now a lecturer at UNSW Business School where he researches competition and regulatory matters.
Richard Hooper has devoted his 50 year career to the converging worlds of media, telecommunications technology. After executive roles in the BBC, BT and satellite television, he runs an advisory practice with clients in the public and private sectors in the UK, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. He combines company directorships with advisory roles. From 2002 to 2005 he was founding deputy chairman of Ofcom.
Gerard Goggin is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, with a long standing interest in consumers, digital media, and social justice. Key books include Disability and the Media (2015; with Katie Ellis), Global Mobile Media (2011), Cell Phone Culture (2006), Virtual Nation: The Internet in Australia (2004), and, with Christopher Newell, Disability in Australia (2005) and Digital Disability (2003).