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Notice given 4 February 2011

*385  Senator Ludlam: To ask the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy—In regard to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and the digital dividend:

(1) What does the ACMA estimate to be the overall revenue raised by its auctioning of the 700MHz digital dividend band.

 

 (2) Will any sections of the band be allocated for use by emergency services.

(3) Will any sections of the band be allocated for use by any other non-commercial services.

(4) Will any other sections of the band be reserved for allocation at any later date.

(5) Have any provisions been made to enable the Government to return commercially held sections of the band to public hands.

(6) Has the ACMA sought advice on the specific communication needs and plans of the various emergency services.

(7) What does the ACMA estimate to be the commercial value of the 20MHz requested by the Police Federation of Australia for use by the emergency services.

(8) When will the ACMA or the Minister announce non-commercial allocations of the 700MHz digital dividend band.

(9) Is the ACMA considering allocating 20MHz of the band to emergency services as requested by the Police Federation of Australia.