Public consultation

On 6 April 2022, the ACCC released the consultation paper below to commence a public review under section 581ZH of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Stakeholder submissions to the consultation paper were due on 6 May 2022. The ACCC received 7 stakeholder submissions.

Ministerial direction

On 31 March 2022, the Australian Government announced that it had directed the ACCC to conduct an inquiry into towers used in the supply of mobile telecommunications and other radiocommunications services in regional areas, and into the feasibility of providing mobile roaming during natural disasters or other emergencies.