Issue No 33: 5 November 2020



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Improving the Telecommunications Powers and Immunities Framework

Communications Alliance (CA) and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) have made a joint submission to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC) in response to their consultation on Improving the telecommunications powers and immunities framework.

The review, among other things, seeks stakeholder feedback on how to balance both deployment and landowner needs in relation to the upcoming scale and level of investment in 5G networks.

Many of the amendments proposed to improve the efficiency of telecommunications infrastructure deployment outlined in the consultation paper have been the subject of numerous discussions between industry and the DITRDC and CA/AMTA are pleased that the DITRDC’s consultation paper continues to progress these discussions towards implementation.

Website Blocking in an Online Crisis Event

Communications Alliance created a brief overview designed to assist smaller Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to comply with the relevant legislation and alert them to existing arrangements. ISPs, including non-Communications Alliance members, are invited to contact us if they have any questions or require assistance.

New Member

Communications Alliance is pleased to welcome the following new member:

Starlink - a division of SpaceX



With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.

Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021.

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