2.11 The committee recommends that interoperability
of narrowband voice radiocommunications between federal, state and territory
emergency service organisations is achieved as soon as practicable and that all
services attending major incidents be compelled to maintain a common emergency
communications platform to ensure seamless real time communication from and to
the Incident Controller.
2.50 The committee recommends the Commonwealth
Government allocate sufficient spectrum for dedicated broadband public
protection and disaster relief (PPDR) radiocommunications in Australia.
2.51 The committee further recommends that any
allocation of broadband spectrum to emergency service organisations (ESOs) for
PPDR must be provided on the basis of interoperability amongst Australian ESOs
and with ESO counterparts overseas.
3.63 The committee recommends that the Commonwealth
Government together with national, state and territory emergency service
organisations and radio and television broadcasters, develop a secure database
of up-to-date contact details for key personnel to be used during an emergency.
3.69 The committee recommends the Commonwealth
Government require guaranteed access to emergency call services for people with
a disability at all times.
3.81 The committee recommends emergency service
organisations in collaboration with television and radio broadcasters, the
print media and other relevant organisations, use regular and ongoing public
education well in advance of an emergency situation as an opportunity to teach
the public about their responsibilities during an emergency and how they can
appropriately prepare themselves for such an event.
4.33 The committee recommends the government
consider granting public broadcasters priority access to fuel during times of
emergency for the purpose of broadcasting emergency warnings and information,
and in a way that does not impede the ability of emergency service
organisations to access fuel.
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