Eight new members have joined the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s Consumer Consultative Forum (CCF) to provide information and advice on telecommunications issues affecting Australians.
The organisations appointed are:
- Consumer Policy Research Centre
- Country Womens’ Association of Australia
- Deaf Australia
- Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia
- LegalAid NSW
- NSW Business Chamber
- South Australian Council of Social Services
Authority Member, Fiona Cameron who leads the Authority on Consumer Safeguards issues will chair the renewed CCF, joining standing members Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Communications Alliance and Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association to discuss key telecommunications issues.
‘Consumers face a range of issues when it comes to navigating the communications landscape,’ said Ms Cameron. ‘These new appointments will help industry and government better understand community needs.’
‘The CCF will focus on a broad range of issues of interest to all communications consumers, including those faced with a disability, regional and remote communities as well as low income groups,’ added Ms Cameron.
The ACMA’s strategic objective is to maximise the economic and social benefits of communications and media for Australia. The CCF plays an important role in assisting the ACMA to achieve a regulatory framework that anticipates change through monitoring our environment and influencing regulatory responses.