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Responses to draft new spectrum legislation made public

Date : 22 / 08 / 2017
Author : Spectrum Strategy Committee

Stakeholder responses to the draft radiocommunications legislation, released in late May, have been made available for download on the Department of Communication and the Arts website. Thirty one stakeholders, including the WIA, made submissions on the Radiocommunications Bill 2017 and its accompanying package of information papers.

Industry associations, federal and state government agencies, telcos, broadcasters, consultants, not-for-profits and some individuals make up the profile of submitters. The Department has not revealed if, or how many, submissions were requested not to be published. Five organisations made several submissions addressing different aspects of the proposed legislative arrangements. The Bureau of Meteorology, the CSIRO and Optus each sent two submissions, while Vodafone sent three and Telstra, five.

Of note is a submission by Michael Hammer VK3GMH on the societal benefits of Amateur Radio, in which he provides eloquent coverage of the range of Amateur Radio activities that have had, and still have, benefits for society.

All available submissions can be downloaded from this Link


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