Events - Consumer Protection Conference

On Friday March 14, the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection are conducting the 2003 WA Consumer Protection Conference – The Cost of Communicating – Broadband Boomtime, Mobile Mistrust, at the Technology Park Function Centre.

The conference has been designed to present information from a variety of perspectives on the topics of broadband internet access and mobile phones, and will address issues such as, young peoples use of mobile phones and what, where and how problems arise; consumer advice on mobile phones; the issues of regional, rural and remote access; and broadband in Australia - where it is going, where it has been and what all of the hype is about.

Keynote speakers at the conference include iiNet, director and founder and WA Internet Association, president, Michael Malone who will present an industry view on broadband internet access; Paul Budde Communication, managing director, Paul Budde who will speak about telecommunications and what it all means; Australian Communications Authority, board member, Allan Horsley who will discuss who is educating consumers in relation to mobile phones; and Broadband Advisory Group, member and Dandolo Partners, director, Dr Bronte Adams who will talk about broadband in Australia and the role of the Broadband Advisory Group.

Entry to the conference is free of charge, but places are strictly limited so reservations are essential. Registrations can be done online at or by phoning Kylie Turuwhenua on 9282 0668.

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