The 2018 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee has examined how people use telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia. The committee is comprised of Mr Sean Edwards (Chair), Ms Wendy Duncan, Ms Johanna Plante, Ms Robbie Sefton, Ms Kylie Stretton and Mr Paul Weller.
The committee delivered its report to the Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, on 30 September 2018.
The committee released an issues paper on 7 June 2018 seeking to gain a better understanding of the ways regional Australians use telecommunications services. The committee consulted extensively, holding 22 public face-to-face consultations across regional Australia, from Devonport in Tasmania to Kununurra in Western Australia. The committee met with members of the public and key groups representing regional Australians.
The committee appreciates the time and effort that hundreds of people put in to attend meetings and make submissions to the review.
The committee received over 380 submissions from a range of individuals and organisations. Non–confidential submissions have been published.