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- Policy Subcategory: Telecommunications
Farm business and productivity
- Preview Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network by the Regional, Rural & Remote Communications Coaltiion (PDF 754.9 kb)
Submitted to Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network on 12 April, 2017
- Preview Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network (PDF 273.9 kb)
Submitted to Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network on 11 April, 2017
- Preview Response to Draft Report of its Inquiry into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (PDF 538.5 kb)
Submitted to Productivity Commission on 27 January, 2017
The NFF firmly believes that connectivity represents the next frontier for agricultural productivity in Australia. Farmers need access to reliable, affordable and adequate data and voice services to grow their businesses and to remain innovative. Key to this is the Universal Service Obligation (USO) agreement that enables Australians, wherever they work and live, to have a guaranteed minimum access to data and voice services.
The NFF supports the Productivity Commission’s (PC) conclusion that the current arrangement for USO in need of reform and should be amended to include a baseline broadband service. While the PC assumes that new technologies such as the NBN will fulfil the USO requirements in the future, the NFF is of the strong view that the USO should remain technology neutral.
- Preview Consumer representation Review of section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 Issues Paper (PDF 286.6 kb)
Submitted to Department of Communications and the Arts on 25 November, 2016
The NFF's submission highlights the importance of Australian Communications Consumer Action Network in ensuring all telecommunication consumers have fair and equitable access to voice and data services.
- Preview 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review (PDF 796.4 kb)
Submitted to Department of Communications on 20 July, 2015
- Preview Serious Invasion of Privacy in the Digital Era: Submission (PDF 653.7 kb)
Submitted to Australian Law Reform Commission on 3 December, 2013
The NFF's submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) outlines the farm sectors views upon privacy in the digital era.
- Preview Telstra’s Regional and Rural Presence Plan: Submission (PDF 182.8 kb)
Submitted to Telstra on 24 February, 2012
The NFF's 24 Feb 2012 submission to Telstra's draft Regional and Rural Presence Plan seeks to ensure that Australian farmers have equal access to telecommunication services and upgrades to these services. The NFF believes access to communication technologies is a fundamental requirement for modern businesses, including agricultural businesses.
- Preview Regional Telecommunications Review: Submission (PDF 198.7 kb)
Submitted to Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on 9 December, 2011
The NFF’s 9 December 2011 submission to the Regional Telecommunications Review has sought to ensure that Australian farmers – including those in the most remote areas of the country – have access to reliable, high quality telecommunications at an affordable price. It is essential that people living in rural Australia are not disadvantaged, and that the services delivered to rural Australians are equitable and affordable.
- Preview Legislative Reform for transition to the National Broadband Network: Submission (PDF 91.1 kb)
Submitted to Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy on 8 August, 2011
The NFF's 8 August 2011 submission on the Legislative Reform for the transition to the National Broadband Network seeks to ensure that rural Australians – including those in the most remote areas of the country – have secure access to telecommunication service as well as upgrades to these services.
- Preview National Broadband Network on Infrastructure and Communications: Submission (PDF 194.9 kb)
Submitted to House of Representatives Standing Committee on 9 March, 2011
The NFF's 7 March 2011 submission regarding the National Broadband Network highlights the role that telecommunications, including broadband, play in modern farming practices.
- Preview Universal Service Policy for the Transition to the National Broadband Network: Submission (PDF 71.9 kb)
Submitted to Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy on 5 November, 2010
The NFF’s 5 November 2010 response to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s discussion paper outlines the NFF's position on the implementation of Universal Service Policy for the transition to the National Broadband Network.
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