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The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman regularly makes submissions to legislative inquiries, policy development and other regulatory reform processes.

Our focus is to inform Government, regulators and other policy makers about the complaints issues and systemic matters we see in the telecommunications industry, and where there may be particular emerging issues and trends, or opportunities for improvement relevant to the topic being consulted on.

Through our submissions, we provide information to policy makers, regulators and the public about the role of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and what we do. Our submissions may also refer to our complaints data, and relevant individual or systemic case studies and scenarios to illustrate the customer experience. Through this information, we may be able to highlight where a rule or Code protection, or the performance of industry could be improved so consumers are more adequately safeguarded.

We publish recent submissions here. If you would like to request a copy of a past submission, please email policy@tio.com.au.

 

2021 Submissions

January ACMA - Submission on the sunset review of the MPS Determinations

 

2020 Submissions

December ACMA - Submission on the proposed service standards for superfast fixed broadband services
Attorney-General's Department - Submission on the review of the Privacy Act 1988
October TIO Opening remarks Inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small businesses Joint Standing Committee on the NBN
ACCC - Submission to the Digital Platform Services Inquiry: March 2021 report on app marketplaces
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Improving the telecommunications powers and immunities framework
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - TIO submission on Part C of Consumer Safeguards Review
September Submission TIO supplementary submission to JSC re business case for NBN and experiences of small businesses
Submission Inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small businesses Submission 21 Supplementary Submission
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Submission on options for boosting pit and pipe in new developments
ACCC -  TIO submission on the inquiries into NBN access pricing and wholesale service standards
June Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Submission on design options for Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Telecommunications in New Developments policy
May Communications Alliance - draft Industry Code, Reducing Scam Calls
April Treasury - Inquiry into Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right
March

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Regional Connectivity Program - draft grant opportunity guidelines

ACMA - Review of the Telecommunications (Provision of Pre-Selection) Determination 2015
Treasury - Submission on enhancements to Unfair Contract Term Protections
February Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications - Consultation on Alternative Voice Services Trials
Department of Communications and the Arts - new Digital Technology Hub
January ACMA - Proposed revisions to the NBN consumer experience rules
ACMA - New rules to prevent mobile porting fraud
ACMA - Compliance Priorities 2020-2021
Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network - Inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small business
Department of Communications and the Arts - Review of the 2015 Telecommunications in New Developments Policy January 2020

 

2019 Submissions

December Parliament of Victoria – Inquiry into anti-vilification protections
ACMA - Artificial Intelligence in communications and media
November ACCC - NBN Wholesale Service Standards Inquiry
OAIC consultation on draft CDR Privacy Safeguard Guidelines
ACCC Inquiry into NBN access pricing
House of Representatives - Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts' Inquiry into 5G in Australia
September ACMA consultation on proposed changes to International Mobile Roaming regulations
ACMA Post-implementation review of the NBN consumer experience rules
May CommsAlliance consultation on revised Mobile Premium Services Code
ACCC consultation on Consumer Data Right draft rules (banking)
March CommsAlliance Review of NBN Access Transfer Code
ACCC Inquiry into NBN Wholesale Service Standards (Phase 2)
Inquiry into Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019
February ACCC Inquiry into Digital Platforms - Preliminary Report
January Treasury consultation on Privacy Impact Assessment – Consumer Data Right
Department of Communications and Arts consultation on the Consumer Safeguards Review – Part B

 

2018 Submissions

December ACCC consultation on updates tp Broadband Speed Claims Industry Guidance
Treasury Review of Unfair Contract Terms for small business
October Treasury consultation on reforms to combat illegal phoenix activity
September ACMA review of the International Mobile Roaming Standard
September Treasury consultation on exposure draft Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2018
August 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review
CommsAlliance consultation on draft Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code
Department of Communications and Arts consultation on the Consumer Safeguards Review – Part A
Senate Standing Committee Inquiry into the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 (temporary facilities)
May ACMA consultation on new NBN Continuity of Service rules
April CAANZ review of the Australian Consumer Law guarantee framework
ACMA consultation on a new Complaints Handling Standard and Record Keeping Rules