Mobile phone towers

Resident action groups have re-emerged as a force in tower placement decisions in Australia. The number of recent reports about tower disputes raises questions about the effectiveness of community consultation provisions in the industry code governing antenna deployments. Is the number of disputes being reported indicative of an overall rise in complaints? At what point should carriers should rethink a planned tower or simply walk away from projects that become running battles with residents? iTnews investigates.
Wilkie's mobile tower bill loses support

Wilkie's mobile tower bill loses support

Unanimous 'no' from Parliament committee.
Mar 22 2012 7:10AM
Comms Alliance pledges better base station consultation

Comms Alliance pledges better base station consultation

Hopes to allay community concerns.
Nov 30 2011 7:30AM
Telstra, Optus prepare to oppose tower bill

Telstra, Optus prepare to oppose tower bill

Carriers, industry organisation file last-minute submissions to inquiry.
Nov 11 2011 11:15AM
Crown Castle warns of spectrum cost of antenna laws

Crown Castle warns of spectrum cost of antenna laws

First strike against controversial Telco Act amendments.
Nov 4 2011 12:22PM
Comment: The challenge of mobile data

Comment: The challenge of mobile data

Nobody wants towers, everybody wants coverage.
Jul 11 2011 6:00AM
Residents renew fight against mobile towers

Residents renew fight against mobile towers

Part 1: An iTnews investigation from the front line.
Jun 15 2011 10:07AM
Mobile tower fight moves into political realm

Mobile tower fight moves into political realm

Part Two: Why grass-roots activism is being listened to.
Jun 15 2011 9:35AM
Optus 3G tower raises airport concerns

Optus 3G tower raises airport concerns

Council environment committee recommends it be refused.
Jun 15 2011 9:33AM
Voters force council u-turn in mobile tower spat

Voters force council u-turn in mobile tower spat

If there's anything to be learned from Palerang Council, it's that mobile towers might be unbearable to the eye - but also near impossible to live without.
Jun 4 2009 12:30PM

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