Department of Infrastructure
Dr Jason Ashurst is an Assistant Secretary in the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. He heads up the Productivity and Technology Branch which is part of the Communications Infrastructure Division.
The Branch is responsible for digital productivity initiatives focused on the NBN and 5G networks, including the Australian 5G Innovation Initiative and the Australian Broadband Advisory Council, as well as providing strategic policy advice on emerging technology and connectivity.
Dr Ashurst has previously held roles with responsibility for broadband policy, regional telecommunications, spectrum management and international telecommunications, within the communications portfolio over the last 18 years.