Covergence Review Committee calls for submissions

28 April, 2011 by IF

Press Release from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

The Convergence Review Committee has today released a framing paper for the Review and issued a call for submissions.


The framing paper outlines the Committee’s initial thinking on a number of principles that could inform the Committee in its conduct of the review.

Glen Boreham, the review Chair, said the Committee was interested in receiving feedback on these principles.

"Before we engage fully in our consultations we need to ensure we have the right starting point. We also want to hear the issues that stakeholders feel are important for the review to consider," Mr Boreham said.

Mr Boreham said it was important to get opinions and ideas from both industry and the wider Australian public.

"We want to hear from a broad range of Australians, so I encourage everyone with an interest in the review to contribute," Mr Boreham said.

Submissions in response to the framing paper can be made either online through the Department’s website or by email to the Convergence Review Secretariat. The closing date for submissions is 10 June 2011.

The review incorporates a number of Government 2.0 initiatives including searchable submissions that will be posted progressively, an RSS feed to keep track of new submissions and the use of the #converg Twitter hashtag for discussions related to the Convergence Review.

The Committee has also released information about the timeframes for the review. This includes the likely timing around the release of important papers related to the review.

More information about the review, including the indicative timetable and how to make a submission, is now available on the Department’s website.