December 2, 2014

Submission to Government’s Spectrum Review

The PFA has made a submission to Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s review of spectrum – the essential ingredient for radio communications. We did so: to emphasise the critical importance of spectrum to non-commercial users like police and emergency services; and because of our continuing concern that the Minister for Communications and the ACMA are failing to implement the statutory obligation under …

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April 16, 2014

Spectrum for Public Safety Agencies

On the 16 April 2014 the PFA wrote a second letter to the Minister of Communications Malcolm Turnbull urging a swift response on the cost benefit analysis for the provision of 20MHz of spectrum for public safety agencies. The PFA is now awaiting a response to this letter.  To view the letter please click here.

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July 23, 2013

Australian public big winners from Joint Parliamentary Committee findings on spectrum for public safety mobile broadband

On 23 July 2013 the Parliamentary Joint Committee tabled the report of its inquiry into spectrum for public safety mobile broadband and strongly backed the PFA’s call for 20MHz of spectrum to be made available for an interoperable national public safety mobile broadband network. The recommendations of this searching inquiry vindicate all the effort the PFA and its branches have …

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