Terms of Reference

The Committee will inquire into and report on enabling communications infrastructure in Australia's external territories, including:

  1. the availability of, and access to communications technologies and infrastructure in each of the external territories;
  2. future opportunities in enabling communications technologies and infrastructure in each of the external territories including telecommunications services, submarine cables, satellite capabilities;
  3. opportunities and barriers arising from current and potential future communications infrastructure in each of the external territories;
  4. examining the economic benefits of improving the availability of, and access to communications infrastructure in each of the external territories;  and
  5. recommendations for any future communications technologies and infrastructure for each of the external territories.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4355
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
jscncet@aph.gov.au