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The USO is the universal obligation for every Australian to have access to a fixed landline. The PC Report findings indicate the need for a USO is declining given the increasing reliance of mobile phones and the roll out of the nbn, which has a provision for a voice service. ICPA Qld does not dispute that in some instances the relevance of the USO is declining, however, for the 90,000 premises across Australia who are largely in the satellite footprint and have no mobile phone coverage, access to a fixed landline is paramount.
The Isolated Children's Parents Association is extremely disappointed that the final Report by the Productivity Commission into the Telecommunications USO has failed to address the importance of a fixed landline for many residents in rural Australia.
The Isolated Children's Parents Association of Qld welcomes key funding allocations around teacher attraction, infrastructure planning and quality VET delivery, but there is disappointment at no funding to ensure better connectivity in rural and remote schools.
The Isolated Children's Parents Association of Qld will host the association's annual conference on the banks of the Balonne River in St George this week. Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June will see the population of St George swell by an extra 257 people as delegates and guests arrive for the two day conference.
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Queensland's annual ICPA conference will be in St George in 2017, on Thursday 8th & Friday 9th of June. Mark it on your calendars.
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