ACCAN is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on its Standing Advisory Committee on Consumer Affairs (SACCA). ACCAN encourages applicants with expertise in telecommunications issues for regional, youth, small business or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) consumers.

Applications close at 5pm on 21 December 2011. It is expected that the successful applicant will attend the next meeting of the SACCA on 8 February 2012 at the ACCAN office. The term of appointment will be from February 2012 to 30 June 2013.

1.                 Functions

The functions of SACCA are to:

·      Provide advice to the ACCAN Board and staff through the ACCAN CEO in relation to priority issues for communications consumers and suggest strategies to achieve positive outcomes.

·      Discuss emerging technologies and developments in Communications affecting consumers and identify potential relevance to ACCAN policies and activities.

·      Provide a commentary on relevant research to assist in the development of coordinated and unified consumer positions.

·      Act to bring information from consumers to the attention of ACCAN and to disseminate information from ACCAN to constituents.

2.                 Sitting fees and travel expenses

ACCAN will arrange and pay for travel and accommodation expenses incurred in attending meetings in accordance with our travel policy.

ACCAN will provide sitting fees to SACCA members for face-to-face meetings where they are not otherwise remunerated for their involvement or prevented from being remunerated elsewhere.

3.                  How to apply

In making appointments, the ACCAN Board will ensure to the extent possible, that SACCA reflects the diversity of the community.

The selection committee will meet in mid-January and a final decision is expected by the end of January 2012.

For full details on how to apply, the terms of reference and selection process please download the Terms of Reference and the Application Form below. Please email your application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post to Suite 4.02, 55 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 by 5pm, 21 December 2011.


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