Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan has welcomed the announcement of the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review that will examine communication issues in regional, rural, and remote areas.
Mr Tehan is encouraging everyone in Wannon to take advantage of this opportunity to have their say on the communication services and issues that matter to them.
“I’ve spoken to many residents from across Wannon about the telecommunications issues they face in their day-to-day lives,” Mr Tehan said.
“As a regional Australian myself, I know how important it is to have access to communications. The Government recognises the benefits that improved connectivity can bring to the families, communities and businesses in our regions,” said Mr Tehan.
Chair of the Committee, the Hon Luke Hartsuyker, said the Review, which occurs once every three years, helps set the Australian Government’s regional telecommunications agenda for coming years.
“Telecommunications is at the core of everything we do – from the way we interact socially, to the work we do, to using critical services like telehealth and education, accessing government information, and contacting emergency services,” Mr Hartsuyker said.
The Issues Paper, consultation dates, and details on how to make a submission can be found at www.rtirc.gov.au.
Written submissions should be lodged by Thursday, 30 September 2021.
The Committee is the Hon Luke Hartsuyker (chair), Ms Sue Middleton, Ms Kristy Sparrow, Professor Hugh Bradlow, and Mr Michael Cosgrave.
It must report to Government before 31 December 2021. The Committee can also be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org