Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
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Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education

The Commonwealth Minister for Education and Training has called for a review into regional, rural and remote education with a view to considering the key ideas, challenges and barriers that impact on the learning outcomes of students.
At RDA Wheatbelt we believe that Education is a key to the future of not only our students, but to the success of the Wheatbelt as a region. In May and June we enlisted the aid of stakeholders via surveys to help make sure it is an accurate reflection of the views of parents and teachers within the region.
It is anticipated that the review criteria will be released in July and the information will be used to address the criteria via the submission.

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Wheatbelt Digital Action Plan Review

A survey has being undertaken by RDA Wheatbelt as part of a comprehensive revision of the Digital Action Plan for the Wheatbelt conducted in 2013. The rollout of the NBN and increasing availability of other alternatives as well as changes in mobile phone technology and coverage is changing the digital landscape in the Wheatbelt.
The aim of the review is to compare and identify changes that may have occurred since 2013 in addition to examining responses to changes in the technology and the delivery of digital services.

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RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission

RDA Wheatbelt recently prepared a submission to the Productivity Commission for the Issues Paper on the  ‘Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation’. RDA Wheatbelt submitted a number of recommendations including, that the scope and objectives of the Universal Service Obligation should be extended to include internet and mobile phone services and that there is a need for continued Government intervention in wholesale pricing and subsidisation of services to the disadvantage sectors of the Wheatbelt population and the business sector. Download the RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission.

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