2018 Regional Telecommunications Review begins

Member for Forrest Nola Marino is encouraging South West residents to have their say in the Regional Telecommunications Review, examining communication issues in regional, rural and remote areas.

Six members have been appointed to the Committee: Mr Sean Edwards (Chair), Ms Wendy Duncan, Ms Johanna Plante, Ms Robbie Sefton, Ms Kylie Stretton and Mr Paul Weller. The Committee brings a wealth of experience in the telecommunications sector and an extensive understanding of regional and remote Australia.

Mrs Marino said the review is an ideal opportunity for people in the South West to have their say on communication issues that matter to them.

“I’ve spoken to many people throughout our region about the telecommunications issues they face in their day-to-day lives,” Mrs Marino said.

“The review will look at ways we can maximise the economic and social benefits that next-generation telecommunication services can provide to our local community.”

The Committee will shortly call for submissions and will undertake public consultations in regional and rural areas later in the year. The Committee is expected to report to government by the end of September 2018.

More information on the review and the terms of reference are available at: rtirc.gov.au