The Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and Australian Communications Authority (ACA) are responsible for regulating the broadcasting spectrum in Australia, which includes radio broadcasting. Analogue radio services must be planned in geographical terms, and licences allocating in relation to these Licence Area Plans (LAPs). Like TV, radio is subject to a co-regulatory regime governing content in the form of codes of practice and ABA standards. Different regulations apply to the niche narrowcasting services however. The ABA clarified its intentions for analogue planning in September 2003.
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2. Analogue planning
4.1 Background – the AM-FM battles
4.3 High power and low power
4.4 Regulatory environment
4.5 HPON auctions
4.5.1 Auctions – 1997
4.5.2 Auctions – 1998
4.5.3 Auctions – 1999
5.1 Codes of Practice
5.3 Regional radio services
5.3.1 Review into the adequacy of services
5.3.2 Remote Commercial Radio Services (RCRS) scheme
6. Related reports
Table 1 – Radio broadcasting transmitters and licences planned – 2002
Table 2 – Services and transmitters planned by state - 2002
Table 3 – Radio broadcasting licensees – 1997 - 2002
Table 4 – Commercial radio licences by state – 1997, 1999, 2002
Table 5 – Broadcasting and radio licence fees collected by the ABA – 1997 - 2002
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