The ACMA’s Contemporary community safeguards inquiry is examining the core principles that should guide the content of broadcasting codes of practice.
To help inform this inquiry, the ACMA is hosting a series of citizen conversations.
The themes for the public forums are classification, decency, accuracy, fairness, advertising and privacy. There is also a workshop for [...]Continue Reading →
The digital dividend auction, one of the largest spectrum auctions ever held in Australia, will commence on 23 April 2013 and is expected to run through to mid to late May 2013. The Australia Communications and Media Authority has provided a basic guide here to the auction for members of the public, media and any [...]Continue Reading →
Dr Compton Tucker, Senior Research Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, will lead the session on ‘Fingerprints of nature’ at RadComms2012. His presentation, ‘Observing climate with satellites—are we on thin ice?’, will highlight the importance of spectrum to our geological understand [...]Continue Reading →
Several presentations from the recent ‘Tuning in to kids TV’ forum, the second event in our Citizen conversations series—are now available, along with a summary report (Word 736Kb, PDF 297 Kb) of proceedings.
The half-day forum featured presentations from humorist and children’s author Wendy Harmer, industry stakeholders, child development experts, researchers and [...]Continue Reading →
We are excited to announce that Professor John Dickey will be speaking at RadComms2012, to be held in Melbourne on 6 and 7 June. Professor Dickey will be speaking in the opening session, ‘Fingerprints of nature’.
Radio astronomers find their way through the cracks and dark alleys of the spectrum, searching for quiet corners where they [...]Continue Reading →
More than 1,750 students across Australia participated in Cybersmart Networking and Cybersmart Hero activities to mark international Safer Internet Day on 7 February 2012. Another 7,000 students took part in online internet safety awareness presentations, led by Cybersmart’s Outreach program.
This year’s theme was ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’. With ACMA [...]Continue Reading →
In the first of its Citizen conversations series, the ACMA’s Young citizens in a changing media world forum was held on 5 December 2011 to talk about some of the issues that affect young people in this changing digital media world.
The forum featured contributions from young citizens, industry stakeholders [...]Continue Reading →
Safer Internet Day in 2012 will be held on Tuesday 7 February. The theme ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’ will be used to encourage schools, libraries and families to learn and connect together.
This annual international event is coordinated by Insafe , the European network for internet safety, and supported in Australia by the [...]Continue Reading →