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Michael de Percy, a telecommunications infrastructure expert at the University of Canberra, explains that because the constitution gives exclusive powers to Parliament to legislate on "postal, telegraphic, telephonic, and other like services", it then becomes difficult for other players to fill the gaps. In Canada, he says, municipal councils provide those services. It mightn't be quite the quality of what you get in urban centres, but it is better than nothing. Which is what so many victims of natural disasters have in the days following the catastrophes.

"If we have diversity of services, then we can have multiple technologies. It is the single national solution that stuffs it up now," de Percy says.

That's really a call for the federal government to do better - and to do it more quickly than it did with the bushfires. We can't have so many Australians waiting for help.

Period3 Mar 2022

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletLithgow Mercury
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletColy Point Observer
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletTown & Country Magazine
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletCanberra Times
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletBallarat Courier
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletNorthern Daily Leader
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletRiverina Leader
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletCentral Western Daily
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletIllawarra Mercury
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletBatemans Bay Post
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletWagga Wagga Daily Advertiser
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletThe North West Star
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletEastern Riverina Chronicle
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletWarrnambool Standard
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletAlbury Border Mail
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletBathurst Western Advocate
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletThe Area News
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletNorthwest Tasmania Advocate
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletGoulburn Post
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletCootamundra Herald
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletSouthern Cross
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletThe Ararat Advertiser
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletSouth Coast Register
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy
  • TitleJust more reasons not to do a Dutton
    Media name/outletSouthern Highland News
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date3/03/22
    PersonsMichael De Percy