Telecommunication services have always been essential for public health and safety, but today they are a necessity for participation in civic society and transacting with government, for business operations, productivity and growth. ACCAN’s Pre-Budget Submission 2018-19 discusses market gaps and gives recommendations on telecommunications initiatives that will benefit consumers including:

  • the Mobile Black Spot Program and other programs for mobile network expansion
  • a review of the Centrelink Telephone Allowance and an investigation into alternatives such as a Federal Telecommunications Concession
  • asssistance with NBN migration for vulnerable consumers
  • expanding the scope of the ACCC Broadband Performance Monitoring Program to include fixed wireless and satellite technologies
  • a National Disability Telecommunications Service, and
  • mandated audio-description for Australian television.

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