Media Releases 2019


2019 ACOMM AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
16/08/2019 - The winners of the prestigious 2019 Communications Alliance Awards were announced last night at the 13th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner in Sydney. Attended by more than 450 industry leaders, the evening’s keynote address was delivered by the Hon. Paul Fletcher, Federal Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.
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STRONGER PROTECTIONS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMERS TAKE EFFECT TODAY
01/08/2019 - Telecommunications consumers will enjoy stronger protections starting today, as the updated enforceable Industry Code comes into force.
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MISLEADING SALES PRACTICES NOT WELCOME IN THE TELCO SECTOR
01/08/2019 - Communications Alliance condemned the behaviour of a small number of service providers found to be engaged in misleading sales practices, as reported today by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO).
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COMPLAINTS IN CONTEXT REPORT SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT
23/07/2019 - Consumer complaints to the telecommunications ombudsman fell by 12% in the most recent quarter among participating service providers in the Communications Alliance Complaints in Context report, released today.
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2019 ACOMMS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
04/07/2019 - Communications Alliance is proud to announce the finalists for 2019 in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 11 categories of endeavour.
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UPGRADED PROTECTION FOR AUSTRALIA’S TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSUMERS
01/07/2019 - Stronger protections for Australia’s telecommunications consumers are being delivered by a new, enforceable Industry Code, registered today by the independent regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
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COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE WELCOMES NEW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS
26/05/2019 - Communications Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Paul Fletcher to Federal Cabinet as the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS CUSTOMER SERVICE SATISFACTION INCREASING
17/05/2019 - Satisfaction with customer service received by telecommunications customers has increased over the past year, according to survey results published today by Communications Alliance.
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BROADBAND MONITORING SHOWS CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT
07/05/2019 - Communications Alliance welcomes the further improvements in the fixed-line broadband speeds being delivered to Australian consumers, as demonstrated by the ACCC’s Measuring Broadband Australia report, released today.
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPLAINTS IN CONTEXT, JANUARY-MARCH 2019
18/04/2019 - The most recent Complaints in Context report showed a year-on-year reduction in the ratio of telecommunications consumer complaints in the first three months of 2019, compared to the corresponding period in 2018.
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FEEDBACK SOUGHT ON STRONGER MOBILE PREMIUM SERVICES CODE
12/04/2019 - A stronger Mobile Premium Services Code (MPS) for the telecommunications sector has been released for public comment by Communications Alliance.
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STATEMENT ON LATEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY OMBUDSMAN COMPLAINTS DATA
11/04/2019 - Comments by Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton on the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Complaints Data for July to December 2018.
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INDUSTRY PROPOSES UPGRADED CONSUMER PROTECTIONS
25/03/2019 - Stronger, enforceable protections for Australia’s telecommunications consumers have been proposed to the industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for registration.
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THE CABLING PRODUCTS AND WIRING RULES ARE CHANGING
21/03/2019 - New drafts of the Communications Alliance ‘best sellers’ – the rules for telecommunications customer premises cabling products and wiring – have been released for public consultation.
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TELCO PROVIDERS PUSHING FOR STRONGER CONSUMER PROTECTIONS IN INDUSTRY CODE
27/02/2019 - The telecommunications industry is pushing for stricter rules around credit assessment and selling practices to provide greater protection for Australian communications consumers.
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2019 ACOMMS – AUSTRALIA’S COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AWARDS – NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
18/02/2019 - Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards - the ACOMMS - with 11 categories celebrating performance excellence in innovation, customer service, marketing and product solutions across the breadth of the telecommunications sector.
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPLAINTS IN CONTEXT FALL TO LOWEST LEVEL IN THREE YEARS
29/01/2019 - The rate of consumer complaints about telecommunications services fell further in the most recent quarter – generating the best results seen since 2015.
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CHANGES RECOMMENDED TO REPAIR GOVERNMENT’S ENCRYPTION LEGISLATION
23/01/2019 - Judicial oversight of new surveillance powers and clearly defined limits on agencies’ Notices top the list of a raft of changes recommended to the Government’s contested encryption legislation, in a new submission from Australia’s telecommunications, IT and internet industries.
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TRANSPARENCY AND CONSUMER CHOICE FOCUS FOR CONSUMER SAFEGUARDS REVIEW
22/01/2019 - Australia should move to a simpler, more transparent framework of safeguards around the reliability of telecommunications services, ensuring secure access and customer choice in a competitive market, Communications Alliance has advised the Government’s Consumer Safeguards Review..
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