Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications PC Presentation

RDA Wheatbelt Executive Officer, Juliet Grist, presented at the Productivity Commission Telecommunications USO public hearing on the 14th February.

The full speech can be read here.

Comments include -

"Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt, along with other regional and remote peak bodies and stakeholders view efficient and affordable telecommunications as essential in achieving positive economic development outcomes."

"We contend that Satellite NBN does NOT meet the minimum or baseline quality requirements for today’s world."

"We do support targeted programs to address the needs of vulnerable groups, but strongly recommend that the Commission look at ways to ingrain this support within a legislative framework that protects access for all Australians."

The RDA Wheatbelt submissions can be viewed -

RDA Wheatbelt Telecommunications Submission August 2016
RDA Wheatbelt Second Telecommunications Submission January 2017