Communications

9 April 2015

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015 – Remaking of sunsetting instrument without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade one sunsetting legislative instrument without significant amendments on 20 February 2015: the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015.

The instrument seeks to address public health concerns with exposure to electromagnetic radiation from telecommunications transmitters. Exposure limits are drawn from the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels […]

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26 February 2015

Enhancing Online Safety for Children – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 3 December 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications introduced legislation containing a range of proposals to combat cyber-bullying and provide a safer online environment for children. The proposals included the establishment of the Children’s e‑Safety Commissioner and setting out the Commissioner’s functions and powers, and are supported by a range of […]

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19 January 2015

Telecommunications (Due Date for Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination No. 1 and Telecommunications (Late Payment of Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination No. 1 of 1999 – Remaking of sunsetting instruments without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade and consolidated two sunsetting legislative instruments without significant amendments on 8 September 2014: the Telecommunications (Due Date for Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination No. 1 of 1999 and Telecommunications (Late Payment of Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination No. 1 of 1999.

The instruments outline the payment rules for […]

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28 November 2014

Optimal Period of Registration for the Do Not Call Register – Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 22 October 2014, the Minister for Communications introduced legislation to make the registration period for numbers on the Do Not Call Register indefinite. The proposal was strongly supported by consumers and will enable them to avoid having to periodically re-register their telephone and fax numbers.

The proposal has been assessed as likely to have a […]

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8 October 2014

Radiocommunications Accredited Persons Scheme instruments – Remaking of sunsetting instruments without amendments – Australian Communications and Media Authority

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) remade two sunsetting legislative instruments without significant amendments on 25 August 2014: the Radiocommunications (Accreditation – Prescribed Certificates) Principles 2003 and the Radiocommunications (Frequency Assignment Certificates) Determination 2003. The instruments support the operation of the Accredited Persons Scheme, which permits accredited persons to perform certain activities related to […]

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1 October 2014

Mobile Network Charges – Independent Review – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

On 17 June 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced that it will regulate the price that a mobile phone network operator can charge other networks for connecting calls and text messages to its network. The declaration will be in place until 30 June 2019. The ACCC had previously regulated the price of […]

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23 September 2014

Informed Decisions for Backup Power Supply Arrangements – Regulation Impact Statement – Australian Communications and Media Authority

On 22 August, the Chairman of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced new rules for telecommunication service providers regarding the backup power supply for National Broadband Network (NBN) voice services.

Following the national rollout of the NBN, approximately twenty-six per cent of Australians will be connected to the NBN via fibre to the premises […]

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1 August 2014

Radiotelecommunications regulations – remaking of sunsetting instruments without amendments

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have decided to remake two sunsetting legislative instruments without significant amendments: the Radiocommunications (Compliance Labelling – Electromagnetic Radiation) Notice 2003 and the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2003.

In line with the Australian Government best practice regulation requirements for sunsetting legislative instruments, the ACMA has assessed the […]

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12 February 2014

Trans-Tasman Mobile Roaming – Option-stage Regulation Impact Statement – Department of Communications

On 30 January 2014, the Department of Communications announced public consultation on a draft of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Mobile Roaming) Bill 2014. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2014. If enacted, the legislation would provide the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) new powers to investigate and undertake regulatory actions, if […]

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6 December 2013

National Broadband Network battery back up options and record keeping – Options-stage Regulation Impact Statement

On 26 November 2013, the Chairman of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced  a proposal mandating communication service providers to provide National Broadband Network (NBN) consumers with information about back up batteries.

Currently all NBN consumers are provided with a back up battery, so that in the event of a power failure they will […]

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