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Govt calls for triple zero service tenders

AAP logoAAP 5/10/2016

The federal government wants to modernise the triple zero emergency call service, calling for expressions of interest to take it over from Telstra.

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield on Thursday called for tenders for the national emergency system after a recent review focused on keeping pace with technological advancements.

"Australians' expectations regarding emergency assistance have changed since triple zero was introduced as a voice-only service in 1961," Senator Fifield said in a statement.

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