The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review will hold public consultations in WA next week.
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Regional Telecommunications Review 2018 public consultations to commence in Queensland.
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Consultations are open on the first stage of the Consumer Safeguards Review.
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There are now 4 million premises active on the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Policies (Internet)

Exemption from the pit and pipe requirements

Published

The Minister has exempted certain types of developments in rural and remote areas from the requirements to install fibre-ready pit and pipe under Part 20A of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

Published

New legislation will allow emergency service organisations and others to gain access to NBN infrastructure and also allows temporary telecommunications towers to be specified as low-impact facilities.

Current consultations