Role of the Committee

Terms of Reference

Until the National Broadband Network is declared built and fully operational, the committee report to each House of the Parliament annually on:

  1. rollout progress with particular regard to the NBN Co Limited Statement of Expectations issued by Shareholder Ministers on 24 August 2016;
  2. utilisation of the national broadband network in connected localities in both metropolitan and regional areas, and the identification of opportunities to enhance economic and social benefits;
  3. Australia’s comparative global position with regard to residential broadband infrastructure; particularly relative to other large, developed economies;
  4. national broadband network activation rates, user demand, usage patterns and trends, and any identified impediments to the take-up of national broadband network services;
  5. any market, industry, or regulatory characteristics that may impede the efficient and cost-effective rollout of the national broadband network; and
  6. any other matter pertaining to the national broadband network rollout that the committee considers relevant;

About this committee

On 22 July 2019, pursuant to the agreement of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a Joint Standing Committee was established to inquire into and report on the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN). 

The resolution establishing the committee is available in the Journals of the Senate No. 4 - Monday, 22 July 2019.

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 3585
Fax: 02 6277 5809