The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee reviews telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia every three years.

2018 Review

The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review has been completed. The Committee appointed to undertake the review was comprised of Mr Sean Edwards (Chair), Ms Wendy Duncan, Ms Johanna Plante, Ms Robbie Sefton, Ms Kylie Stretton and Mr Paul Weller.

The Committee delivered its report, 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review: Getting it right out there, to Government on 30 September 2018 and it was tabled in Parliament on 4 December 2018.

The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review report examines how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and how regional communities can maximise the economic opportunities of digital technologies and services.

The Minister for Regional Services issued a Ministerial Statement at the time of tabling the report:

The Government is carefully considering the committee’s report, and will respond to each recommendation in early 2019. Find out more about the review on the Committee’s website.

2015 Review

The 2015 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee was chaired by Ms Deena Shiff. The Committee’s report was tabled in Parliament on 22 October 2015.

The Australian Government’s response:

2012 Sinclair Review

The 2011–12 Committee's report, 'Regional Communications: Empowering digital communities', was tabled in Parliament on 23 May 2012. The Committee was chaired by Ms Rosemary Sinclair.

The Australian Government’s response:

2008 Glasson Review

The 2008 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee was chaired by Dr Bill Glasson AO. The Committee’s report was tabled in Parliament on 15 October 2008.

The Australian Government’s response: