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March 23, 2017

Regional, Rural & Remote Communications Coalition Canberra visit

Over two days, on 20-21 March, as part of the Regional, Rural & Remote Communications Coalition, B4BA along with 16 other organisations from across Australia met over 50 parliamentarians from all sides of politics with the aim of highlighting the challenges and opportunities of telecommunications in the bush. During the 2 days, we called on […]

July 4, 2016

Third Indigenous Focus Day a success

Media release 16 June 2016 This year’s Indigenous Focus Day (IFD) saw 64 delegates from around Australia get together at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane on 7 June, a day before the fifth annual Broadband for the Bush Forum. The aim of the day was to promote digital inclusion projects and address the opportunities […]

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June 20, 2016

Laurie Patton, Broadband: It’s buggered in the bush

Laurie Patton, CEO of Internet Australia, spoke at the 2016 Broadband for the Bush Forum, highlighting the risks for Australia, of ineffectual infrastructure and compromised services. Concerns that echoed the disillusionment of ‘farmers, welfare agencies, government officials and Indigenous leaders’ expressed at the forum. Drawing together many of the key issues raised at the Forum, Laurie […]

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June 16, 2016

Media Release: Post-Forum 2016

Media release 16 June 2016 Broadband for the Bush Forum– Digital journeys Improving availability and affordability of services, setting minimum service standards and guarantees, advancing digital literacy and empowerment remain key priorities to bridge the digital divide between the bush and metropolitan areas. Addressing these issues in a holistic way were identified as paramount to […]

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June 16, 2016

B4B Key Policy Objectives 2016

Following the successful conclusion of the 2-day Broadband for the Bush Forum V: digital journeys, the Broadband for the Bush Alliance have finalised a list of Key Policy Objectives that draw on the focused discussions from the final day of the forum. This statement of policy objectives is both the culmination of the work of […]

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