Communications Alliance Welcomes Government Consultation Paper on Repeal Day 2
Sydney, 15 April 2014 – Communications Alliance has welcomed the consultation paper released by the Government today containing proposed measures to be included in the Repeal Day 2 package later in 2014.
Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said the seven main deregulatory measures in the paper reflected submissions made to Government by Communications Alliance and service providers, as well as the output of discussions held with Minister Turnbull, Parliamentary Secretary Fletcher and the Department of Communications over recent months.
Communications Alliance will respond to the paper and will look to develop additional proposed initiatives that will also help to lighten the ‘red-tape burden’ on industry and benefit consumers.
“We are exploring, for example, whether the success of the first tranche of consumer information measures under the recently introduced international mobile roaming Standard might make the additional proposed requirements of that Standard unnecessary,” he said.
Mr Stanton said it was important that all stakeholders work to maintain the current deregulatory momentum.
ABOUT COMMUNICATIONS ALLIANCE
Communications Alliance is the primary telecommunications industry body in Australia. Its membership is drawn from a wide cross-section of the communications industry, including carriers, carriage and internet service providers, content providers, search engines, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.
Its vision is to provide a unified voice for the telecommunications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services. The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance. For more details about Communications Alliance, see www.commsalliance.com.au.
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