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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Communications and the Arts
TAGS Malcolm Turnbull, Telstra, National Broadband Network, Telecommunications in Australia, Internet in Australia, Regional Telecommunications Review, Deena Shiff, Robin Eckermann, Georgie Somerset, Su McCluskey, Regional Australia Institute
Individuals with broad experience in telecommunications, business and farming have been appointed to the newest Regional Telecommunications Review. In a significant shift from the standard mix, women dominate the committee.
A panel including a beef farmer, a regional CEO, a business advisor and telecommunications consultant will review the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia.
The committee appointed for 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review will be chaired by Deena Shiff, a former Telstra executive who also chairs a start-up building mobile phone apps designed for 2G low-bandwidth networks.
Shiff will be joined by Su McCluskey, the CEO of the regional policy think tank Regional Australia Institute, Georgie Somerset, a beef producer and company director from southern Queensland who also advises both national and state governments on farming and rural planning, and Robin Eckermann, a long-time telecommunications consultant with expertise in broadband and the environment.
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Most watchers of government might have suspected that restructures and redundancies were used to quietly get rid of the worst performers. Some have seen it first hand. Now, it's official.