Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

Inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation

In this submission by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, ACCAN comments on two specific issues that may have a direct impact on affordable and accessible telecommunications services.

Summary: The two issues in this inquiry that ACCAN believes may have a direct impact on affordable and accessible telecommunications services are:

  1. ACCAN supports modernising the industry assistance framework and also calls for an evaluation of the cost to consumers of imposing additional security and resilience obligations on the industry.
  2. ACCAN recommends amending the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 to remove unintended obstacles to web-based captioned telephony for Australians with a hearing impairment.

Submitted: Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security

Status: Submitted  

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