CommsWire - 21 September 2018


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RSPs tread with care as ACMA NBN rules now in place
The final rules devised by the Australian Communications and Media Authority to improve the experience of consumers who move over to the national broadband network, and carrying penalties of up to $10 million for offenders, take effect from today.

Labor asks Govt to proceed with care on encryption bill
The Australian Labor Party has termed "unacceptable" the Government's introduction of its encryption bill into Parliament on Thursday, just 10 days after public submissions to the draft ended and with no response released to stakeholders.

Labor should show some spine and reject encryption bill
COMMENT: The Australian Labor Party is extremely good at brinkmanship – waiting until the very last moment and then bending over backwards to comply with the demands of the government of the day. Where security matters are concerned, the tendency to have a backbone made of jelly is even more pronounced.

ECONOMUSE: NBN – More convoluted pricing
The new entry level price is not affordable and imperils take-up.

ACMA seeks public input to telecoms industry infringement rules
The telecommunications industry regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) wants to change the rules governing the industry to allow it to issue infringement notices for contraventions of the Service Migration Determination regulating consumer moves to the NBN.

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