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ACMA Review final recommendations released

The final report of the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the Government’s response was released on 22 May 2017.

Background and response to the draft report

On 12 June 2015, then Minister for Communications and the Arts, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, MP, announced a review of the ACMA to be conducted by the Department of Communications and the Arts. The review was supported by a Reference Group of Australian and international communications and regulatory experts.

The purpose of the review was to examine the objectives, functions, structure, governance and resource base of the ACMA to ensure it remains fit-for-purpose for both the contemporary and future communications regulatory environment.

The Department of Communications and the Arts released an issues paper in July 2015 and a draft report in May 2016 for public comment.

The ACMA provided a response to the questions raised in the Department’s issues paper (Word 2 MB, PDF 2 MB).

Read the ACMA’s response to the Department’s draft report (PDF 1 MB).

For more information about the review, visit the Department of Communications and the Arts website.

Last updated: 16 August 2016

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