Announcing that “a committee of Commonwealth, State and Territory officials to consider fully scoped proposals and report to the Council of Australian Governments in 2017” is to be established as a response to the Productivity Commission’s report on public safety mobile broadband, shows that this Government has no plan for the safety of Australians.

In what can only be described as the longest running episode of Yes Minister, the move is just another occasion where the decision on the allocation of public safety mobile broadband has been fobbed off to a talk fest.

As we head into bushfire season, the Government continues to play with the safety of all Australian’s, by not having a plan in place that will ensure emergency services can communicate without fear of interruption in times of heighten need.  The last thing we need is yet another committee.

Read the media release here