Sydney, 26 May 2019: Communications Alliance has welcomed the appointment of Paul Fletcher to Federal Cabinet as the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said Mr Fletcher’s commercial experience in the communications sector and deep knowledge of the industry would be key attributes as the Government engages on a wide-ranging array of necessary reforms.

“During his period as Parliamentary Secretary for Communications, from 2013-15, Paul worked closely and constructively with industry and other stakeholders on a package of ‘red-tape reduction’ initiatives.

“I think Paul recognises, better than most, that a balance needs to be struck between the imposition and costs imposed on industry and consumers by additional layers of regulation, compared with the benefits that can be generated.

“We look forward to working with the new Minister.”

Mr Stanton paid tribute to Senator Fifield’s contribution to the sector during his time as Minister for Communications and the Arts.

“Mitch maintained a strong focus on the interests of telecommunications consumers and on improving coordination and execution in the broadband supply chain,” he said.

Communications Alliance is the primary communications 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, platform providers, equipment vendors, IT companies, consultants and business groups.

Its vision is to be the most influential association in Australian communications, co-operatively initiating programs that promote sustainable industry development, innovation and growth, while generating positive outcomes for customers and society. 

The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to create a co-operative stakeholder environment that allows the industry to take the lead on initiatives which grow the Australian communications industry, enhance the connectivity of all Australians and foster the highest standards of business behaviour.  For more details about Communications Alliance, see

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