Australians deserve fast, reliable and most importantly, safe broadband services. They also deserve to be fully informed about the impact that the NBN will have on their home and internet services.

I’ve recently been appointed to the Parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network and I will be using my position on that committee to ensure that Australians are provided with exactly that.

The committee was established on 14 September 2016 and is made up of 17 members from both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The committee’s role is to inquire into and report on the rollout of the NBN until the NBN is declared built and fully operational.

I think this is an incredibly valuable tool to keep NBN Co and the Federal Government to account during the entire rollout to ensure the process is timely and effective.

Anyone can make a submission up until 31 March 2017 and public hearings will be held sometime after March. Submissions can be uploaded here: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/National_Broadband_Network/NBN.

If you would like further information on the committee or making a submission, or you have a personal NBN experience you would like to share, please get in touch.