Have a say in the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review

REVIEW: Tony Pasin encouraged locals to have their say on reguional telecommunications. PHOTO: Supplied
REVIEW: Tony Pasin encouraged locals to have their say on reguional telecommunications. PHOTO: Supplied

South East locals are encouraged to have a say in a review which will help the Australian Government make decisions regarding regional telecommunications in the future.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed the announcement of the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review that will examine communication issues in regional, rural, and remote areas.

Mr Pasin is encouraging everyone in Barker to take advantage of this opportunity to have their say on the communication services and issues that matter to them.

"I know how important it is to have access to communications and recognise the benefits for families, businesses and emergency services, living and working in regional, rural and remote communities to have better connectivity where and when they need." Mr Pasin said.

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: secretariat@rtirc.gov.au