Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)

Synopsis

This report was archived in September 2007 and has not been updated since August 2005. The Australian Government organisation responsible for regulating broadcasting, radiocommunications and telecommunications in Australia is the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). ACMA was established in July 2005 under the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, and exercises powers under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, the Radiocommunications Act 1992, the Telecommunications Act 1997 and other related legislation. It was formed through the merger of: the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) The following report is prepared from information supplied by ACMA.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2.
  • 3. Overview of ACMA
  • 4.
  • 5. Functions and responsibilities
  • 6. Radiocommunications regulation
  • 7. Radiocommunications licensing
    • 7.1 Class licences
    • 7.2 Apparatus licences
    • 7.3 Spectrum licences
  • 8. Managing the radiofrequency spectrum
  • 9. Radiocommunications standards regulatory arrangements
    • 9.1 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Regulatory Arrangements
    • 9.2 Human exposure to electromagnetic radiation
  • 10. Telecommunications regulation
  • 11. Telecommunications industry performance
    • 11.1 Mobile phones
    • 11.2 Wireless broadband
    • 11.3 Broadband
    • 11.4 Fixed lines
    • 11.5 Customer satisfaction
    • 11.6 Network performance
    • 11.7 Self regulation
    • 11.8 Security and spam
    • 11.9 Economic benefits
  • 12. ACA’s vision 20/20 project
  • 13.
  • 14. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Services without a fault – 2003 - 2005
  • Table 2 – Services available in a month – 2003 - 2005
  • Table 3 – Services experiencing faults – 2003 - 2005

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Last updated 4 Aug 2005
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Analyst: Peter Evans

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