Towards a bipartisan National Broadband Strategy to drive national progress -- key issues

Tuesday, 24th November 2020

Free attendance via Zoom with registration

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With the completion of the NBN build and projected upgrades, the increasing rollout of 5G, and the remarkable dependence on broadband services during COVID-19, the debate about broadband services needs to shift to a long-term perspective on how their full benefits can be realised. From its work over the last two years the NBN Futures Group has developed a proposal for a bipartisan National Broadband Strategy in a comprehensive report, which will be launched at the forum. In this forum the Group will put the case for the development of such a strategy and suggest components and key issues to be considered.



12:00 (AEDT) Start
Opening: Chairperson, John Burke
"Towards a National Broadband Strategy, 2020-2030", Jim Holmes
TelSoc President and NBN Futures Group member, Jim Holmes, will outline the rationale for a national strategy, key components and particular conclusions that the group has reached.
Supplementary remarks by NBN Futures Group members
Additional Commentators, including:
  • Deena Shiff, Chair, Australian Broadband Advisory Council
  • Teresa Corbin, CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)
  • Dr Helen Haines  MP, Independent Federal Member for Indi
Additional expert panellists, Commentators – TBA
1:45 Event Finishes
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The report and supporting statements from the Minister and Shadow Minister are now available from the TelSoc blog page:

Date and Time

Tue, 24 Nov 2020

12:00 - 13:45 AEDT


Online Event Only
Melbourne VIC 3000

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