Communications

27 May 2016

Authorised Conduct - amending Division 16 of Part XIB and Part XIC of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications and the Arts

On 2 December 2015 the Government introduced the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015. One element of the bill considers changes to authorisations to NBN Co. to engage in three specific forms of conduct for competition law purposes:

restricting interconnection to the NBN […]

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23 May 2016

Release of the 1800 MHz band in remote areas

Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Communications and Media Authority

On 2 December 2015, the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) announced changes to the spectrum allocation in the 1800 MHz band in remote areas. The changes are intended to facilitate mobile services in remote areas for the use of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology, including 4G.

Previously, […]

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13 April 2016

Amending NBN Co’s Non-Discrimination Obligations to Allow it to Conduct Pilots or Trials with Specific Persons

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications and the Arts

On 2 December 2015 the Government introduced the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015. The proposal allows NBN Co to conduct pilots and trials of new services or technology without requiring authorisation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Prior to the proposed […]

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22 October 2015

Remaking of sunsetting instrument without amendments

Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Objects) Class Licence 1998 without significant amendments on 18 September 2015.

The Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Objects) Class Licence 2015 allows any person to operate a station to communicate with licenced space objects (such as satellites), provided they comply […]

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14 October 2015

1.5 GHz Band Plan

Remaking of sunsetting instrument without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is scheduled to remake the 1.5 GHz Band Plan without significant amendments on 1 October 2015.

The 1.5 GHz Band Plan specifies the type of users in this frequency range such as: mobile satellite, aeronautical, point to point […]

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28 August 2015

Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration 2014

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 12 December 2014, the Minister for Communications made the Carrier Licence Conditions (Networks supplying Superfast Carriage Services to Residential Customers) Declaration.

The Declaration requires providers of superfast broadband networks who offer services to residential customers to be functionally separated (that is, operate their networks and retail operations at arm’s […]

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26 August 2015

Radiocommunications (Radio-controlled Models) Class Licence 2002

Remaking of sunsetting instrument without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade the Radiocommunications (Radio-controlled Models) Class Licence 2002 on 28 April 2014.

The Class Licence contains the licence conditions, operating requirements and technical parameters associated with the operation of equipment used for the radio control of model aircraft, […]

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6 July 2015

Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

Regulation Impact Statement – Attorney-General’s Department

On 26 June 2015, the Attorney-General and the Minister for Communications released an exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. The bill proposes to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 to provide for a more effective regulatory framework for managing national security risks to Australia’s telecommunication networks.

Australia’s […]

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6 July 2015

Telecommunications Infrastructure in New Developments

Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 27 May 2015, the Minister for Communications released the Government’s policy on the provision of telecommunications infrastructure in new developments. The new policy was effective from 1 March 2015.

A Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared and certified by the Department of Communications under the Australian Government’s best practice […]

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17 June 2015

Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001

Remaking of sunsetting instrument without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001 and associated standards on 17 February 2015. The regulations seek to manage both consumer (health and safety, and access to the emergency call service) and industry (network […]

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