Four days of 5G: examining the future of the internet

An inquiry into 5G mobile technology in Australia will take evidence across Australia, with hearings in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney next week.

HOUSE of Representatives Communications and the Arts Committee chair David Gillespie said the hearings would give start-ups, small business and big business a chance to talk about how they want to use 5G mobile technology.

"We want to hear what 5G can do for business. 5G is a brand name, and it will be up to Australian companies to decide what they want out of it and develop use cases as the technology develops," Dr Gillespie said.

"We’re travelling around Australia to hear about innovation. The committee wants to hear how 5G and the Internet of Things will allow new ways of working in the automotive, agricultural and of course telecommunications industries."

The committee will also have the opportunity to hear from people who have concerns about the deployment of 5G.

Information about the inquiry, including the public hearing programs, may be found on the committee’s webpage.

Public hearing details

  • Perth: Monday, 17 February 2020 – Committee Room 1, Parliament of Western Australia, 10am to 12.45pm
  • Adelaide: Tuesday, 18 February 2020 - Balcony Room, Parliament of South Australia, North Terrace, 9am to 12.45pm
  • Melbourne: Wednesday, 19 February 2020 - Room G1 –Ground Floor, 55 St Andrews Place, East Melbourne, 11.30am to 1.45pm
  • Sydney: Thursday, 20 February 2020 – Pollard Room, Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney, 9am to 2.45pm.

The hearings will be broadcast live at


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