Current legislation allows Telstra to build a facility anywhere with or without the owner's consent.
The Industry Code ACIF C564:2004 Deployment of Mobile Phone Infrastructure states that a consultation plan should give adequate time for affected parties to consider and engage in meaningful dialogue on the project.
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Ask that they push for a review of the 1997 Telecommunications Act.
Points to include:
1. 3G mobile phone technology is quite different from that which existed when the legislation was first written: The legislation has not kept pace with the technological developments and so is inadequate for dealing with them.
2. The legislation strips property owners of any rights over their own property - putting every rooftop in Australia at risk of having a mobile phone tower forced upon it, if a telco wants to put one there and the owners fail to agree to it.
Senator the Hon. Stephen Conroy Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy