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Speeches and submissions

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Michael Ackland, Tech in Government, Canberra


12 May 2022 - Michael Ackland, General Manager, Government & Strategic Projects, speaks on "the telco revolution in the sky:
how LEO satellites are changing the game”.

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Michael Ackland, CommsDay Summit, Sydney


4 May 2022 - Michael Ackland, General Manager, Government & Strategic Projects, speaks on ‘Realising the moment for regional backhaul competition,’ calling for the removal of regulatory barriers to investment in new fibre.

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Kevin Russell, CommsDay Summit, Sydney


4 May 2022 - CEO Kevin Russell outlines Vocus’ 5-year investment plan, and announces major projects including the proposed East Coast Cable System.

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Charlotte Schraa, CommsDay Congress


16 March 2022 - Charlotte Schraa, Vocus GM Channel and Go To Market, speaks to the CommsDay Melbourne Congress about the ‘Pandemic Paradox’: how a surging bandwidth hasn’t translated into a surge in revenues for telcos, and what Vocus is doing to massively upgrade network capacity.

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Vocus submission to Regional Telco Review


30 Sept 2021 - Vocus provided a submission to the 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review, calling for a re-think of inefficient subsidies for regional communications and positioning LEO satellites as a catalyst for policy reform.

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Ellie Sweeney, Comms Day Sydney


5 May 2021 - Ellie Sweeney, Vocus Chief Operating Officer, announces Vocus’ major infrastructure and network capacity upgrade program at the CommsDay Summit 2021.

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Michael Ackland, Comms Day Sydney


5 May 2021 - Michael Ackland, Vocus General Manager Government and Strategic Projects, speaks at the 2021 CommsDay Congress about how LEO satellites are changing regional telecommunications, announcing Vocus’ founding stake in Australian satellite technology company Quasar.

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Vocus response to NBN Pricing Consultation


24 March 2021 - Vocus’ response to NBN’s 2021 Pricing consultation, where Vocus called for NBN to abolish CVC and move to flat-rate speed tiers that address a range of end-user requirements.

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Vocus Hawaiki Submission to External territories inquiry


27 January 2021 - Vocus’ response to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories inquiry into the availability and access to enabling communications infrastructure in Australia's external territories

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Vocus Submission to Satellite Industry inquiry


29 January 2021 - Vocus’ submission to the House Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources inquiry into Developing Australia’s Space Industry.

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Ellie Sweeney, Comms Day Sydney


26 October 2021 - Vocus COO Ellie Sweeney speaks to the 2020 CommsDay Summit about how COVID and natural disasters have turned telcos into critical infrastructure operators.

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Michael Ackland, Comms Day Sydney


Michael Ackland, Vocus General Manager Government and Strategic Projects, speaks at the 2020 CommsDay Summit about the digital divide, and how new technologies will solve the regional telecoms tangle.

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Improving telco powers and immunities framework


16 October 2020 - Vocus’ submission to the Department of Communications consultation on improving the telecommunications powers and immunities framework.

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Vocus Supplementary Submission to JSCNBN


24 August 2020 - Vocus’ supplementary submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN, providing an update on NBN’s behaviour in the competitive Enterprise market.

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Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN


2 March 2020 - Vocus’ submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NBN inquiry into the business case for the NBN and the experiences of small businesses.

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Vocus submission to Senate Committee re Regional Broadband Scheme Bill


20 December 2019 - Vocus’s submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Committee regarding the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 & Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2019.

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Submission to the Select Committee on Regional Australia’s Inquiry into Regional Australia


15 November 2019 - Vocus’ submission to the Senate Committee on Regional Australia’s inquiry into matters affecting regional Australia.

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Vocus CEO Kevin Russell CommsDay Melbourne Speech


10 October 2019 - Kevin Russell speaks at the CommsDay Melbourne Congress, calling on NBN to cease its behaviour in the competitive Enterprise market and to remain within its wholesale-only remit.

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Vocus CEO Kevin Russell ACCAN Speech


12 September 2019 - Kevin Russell speaks to the ACCANect conference about how the NBN’s decision-making is driven as a monopoly targeting unrealistic financial returns rather than consumer needs.

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Vocus Response to NBN Pricing Review (Intro)


1 July 2019 - Vocus’ public response to the NBN 2019 Pricing Review, where Vocus called for the removal of CVC and the introduction of flat-rate speed tiers.

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Vocus Submission to Senate Environment and Communications Committee re RBS


Vocus’ submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Committee 2017 inquiry into the Regional Broadband Scheme legislation.

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Delivering the terabit territory


17 August 2021 - Vocus General Manager of Government & Strategic Projects Michael Ackland announces three major infrastructure projects in Australia’s North, including the Darwin-Jakarta-Singapore Cable (DJSC) and the completion of the Terabit Territory fibre network.