The ACMA is aware that there has been recent public comment on whether the Prime Minister’s speech on 30 January 2013 means that an ‘election period’ has commenced for the purposes of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.
Under the Broadcasting Services Act, during an ‘election period’ broadcasters must ‘give reasonable opportunities for the broadcasting of [...]Continue Reading →
The Channel Nine deal announced today, 17 October 2012, poses no immediate regulatory issues for the ACMA from an ownership and control perspective.Continue Reading →
By Chris Chapman
The ACMA will be taking a much tougher and more directive stance on telco compliance—turning up the heat. You will see more investigations, directions and court cases. So, if you’re an industry player, for heaven’s sake wise up.
We will continue to educate industry about the new rules in the first three [...]Continue Reading →
Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say on the ACMA’s Five-year spectrum outlook 2012–2016. We welcome feedback from interested stakeholders on the ACMA’s changing priorities and spectrum demand drivers for this period. Comments close on 31 August 2012.
The Outlook is a ‘living’ document, available in a digital format. The current and [...]Continue Reading →
Interested industry stakeholders are invited to learn about the outcomes from the recent World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) at a comprehensive debrief event to be held in Canberra on 23 April.
Members of the 41-strong Australian delegation, who joined more than 3,000 participants at the four-week conference, will discuss the conference outcomes, which were generally in [...]Continue Reading →
Amateur radio operators have been put on notice by the ACMA that they need to abide by the law following the successful prosecution of an operator from Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The 63-year-old man pleaded guilty in the Werribee Magistrates Court on 11 January 2012 to several offences after an extensive investigation into alleged breaches of [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA will lead an Australian government delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23 January to 17 February 2012.
The delegation will include representatives from government and industry. Government agencies represented will be the Department of Defence; Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy; Airservices Australia; [...]Continue Reading →
Converging communications channels: preferences and behaviours of Australian communications users is the second research report released by the ACMA to complement its statutory Communications Report 2010-11. The report provides an update on key trends relating to household consumer communications preferences, in an environment of expanding digital infrastructure and new service offerings.
Some key trends identified in Australian [...]Continue Reading →
The ACMA has released for public consultation draft legislative instruments that reform the advertising and disclosure program standards for commercial radio, following the release of the final report of the review of the Commercial Radio Standards on 14 November 2011.The ACMA is also consulting on its draft legislative instrument to revoke the current compliance program standard.
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