Displaying items by tag: Paul Fletcher

The Australian Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct a public inquiry into access to regional mobile towers and into the feasibility of providing mobile roaming during natural disasters or other emergencies.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Coalition Government has outlined an extensive investment in the Communications and Arts sectors through the 2022-23 Budget, with over $5.6 billion to benefit industry, local organisations, communities and families Australia-wide.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The NBN holds a unique position in the Federal Budget – no matter who is voted to power in the forthcoming Federal Election, the short-term changes proposed will remain, independent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde says.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The report includes an examination into the online disinformation and misinformation environment in Australia and the ACMA’s assessment of the Australian Code of Practice for Disinformation and Misinformation.

Published in Technology Regulation

A well-known telecommunications consultant has thrown his support behind a call by ACCC chairman Rod Sims for the government to treat the costs of the NBN as sunk and focus on getting the best use out of the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 10 December 2021 12:19

Outcome of 850/900MHz band spectrum auction

Two companies, Optus and Telstra, have won spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) latest spectrum auction.

Published in 5G

The Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, has passed, guaranteeing that important consumer outcomes continue to be delivered regardless of how Telstra structures itself, both now and in the future through a flexible regulatory framework, the Government contends.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Federal Government says it has taken strong action to shut down scam text messages, making an important regulatory amendment empowering the telecommunication sector to identify and block SMS scams at source.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications icon, Mr Gary Smith, has taken out the Australian communication industry’s most prestigious accolade; being awarded the title of Communications Ambassador 2021 at this year’s ACOMM Awards.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The offices of Paul Fletcher Minister for Communications Urban Infrastructure Cities and the Arts and Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance, announced that the Morrison Government has appointed current NBN Co Board member Ms Kate McKenzie to the role of Chair, and Ms Nerida Caesar as Non-Executive Director to the Board for a term of three years, effective 1 January 2022.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Nokia announced the opening of its 5G Futures Lab, officiated by the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher, at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Tech Lab campus in Sydney.

Published in 5G
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 11:00

Fletcher says, Labor can't be trusted on the NBN

Based on the reported leaked Labor NBN policy, the Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Paul Fletcher issued a statement.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In 2020, the Morrison Government legislated an ongoing broadband tax of $7.10 per month per service, specifically for the purpose of recovering the costs of the regional fixed-wireless and satellite rollout, and funding all future fixed-wireless upgrades to 2040, says Michelle Rowland MP, Shadow Minister for Communications.

Published in Technology Regulation

Malcolm Turnbull has some explaining to do about the costs of the NBN this morning, after Guardian Australia reported figures hidden in a report commissioned by him showed a full-fibre NBN or a multi-technology mix would have cost about the same.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 12:35

Protecting Australians from scam texts

The Government says it has successfully blocked scammers from sending text messages appearing to come from legitimate government sender IDs, including Centrelink, myGov, and the Australian Taxation Office.

Published in Technology Regulation

The ABC's weekly talkfest Q+A often provides much fodder for a good laugh as it is mostly filled with people whose sense of self-importance is directly proportional to their lack of knowledge on most of the subjects on which they expound at length.

Published in Open Sauce

Big technology companies have come in for criticism by Communications Minister Paul Fletcher for resisting attempts by the Australian Government to create regulations to keep them in line.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 30 August 2021 15:13

NBN continuing to be the political football

OPINION The Shadow Minister for Communications and Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland, issued a media release titled 'Department slaps down dodgy Fletcher for misleading about fibre NBN'.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rollout of Advanced Mobile Location (AML) is now complete in Australia, and all users with an upgraded Android or iPhone handset can access this lifesaving technology.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 10:02

Government investing in 5G innovation

The Government said it is accelerating the adoption of productivity-boosting applications of 5G, announcing nearly $20 million in funding for projects under the 5G Innovation Initiative.

Published in 5G

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