Senator Conroy has announced the membership of the new Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee.
The committee is due to report in March 2012.
The committee has legislated terms of reference to report on the adequacy of services of significance in regional areas. They have been also tasked to report on "initiatives that will enable regional communities to participate in, and realise the opportunities of, the digital economy".
Quite disappointingly the ever eager Department has refreshed the RTIRC website - listing the new committee and scrubbing it of the last report and the government response to it. One would think that the RTIRC site could have its own archive for each of the previous reviews containing any discussion papers submissions and transcripts together with the reports and government responses.
Hopefully this will be rectified. In the meantime I have created a repository of the reports and Government responses on the DigEcon Research website.
Novae Meridianae Demetae Dexter delenda est