Current issues for comment
- IFC 20/2013 ACMA seeks comment on new streamlined identity checking requirements for prepaid mobile services (13 May, closes 10 Jun)
- IFC 19/2013 Proposal to determine eligible revenue and a timeframe for submitting returns, and to specify ‘approved auditors’ (29 Apr, closes 27 May)
- IFC 16/2013 Amendment to the Customer Cabling Arrangements – Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 2013 (25 Mar, closes 24 May)
- IFC 41/2012 - Issues paper 2 to 1800 MHz—a shared strategy (4 Mar, closes 12 Apr) Please note that the closing date for submissions has been extended to 24 May.
Recent issues and submissions
- Submissions to IFC 18/2013 - Declaring primary commercial television broadcasting services in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory (15 May)
- Submissions to IFC 7/2013 - Proposed designation of spectrum for spectrum licensing—800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2 GHz (13 May)
- Submissions to IFC 13/2013 - Consultation on arrangements for Low Power Open Narrowcasting services (1 May)
- Submissions to IFC 3/2013 - Possible changes to future arrangements in the 28/31 GHz bands (1 May)
- Submissions to IFC 14/2013 - Declaring primary TV services (Adelaide, Tasmania and Perth), and varying the declaration of primary TV services (Mt Gambier/SE and Riverland) (29 Apr)
- Submissions to IFC 49/2012 - Proposed variation to the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 (5 Apr)
- Submissions to IFC 43/2012 - Proposed class licence in the 4.9 GHz band for public safety agencies (7 Mar)
- Submissions to IFC 47/2012 - The 803–960 MHz band—Exploring options for future change (4 Mar)
- Submissions to IFC 51/2012 - Proposed changes to charging arrangements for calls from mobile phones to freephone and local rate numbers (28 Feb)
- Submissions to IFC 41/2012 - 1800 MHz—a shared strategy (27 Feb)
- Submissions to IFC 50/2012 - Draft International Mobile Roaming Industry Standard 2013 (21 Feb)
- Submissions to IFC 45/2012 - Proposed ANC exemption for short-digit access codes (23 Jan)
- IFC 17/2013 Review of the premium services determination (28 Mar, closed 10 May)
- IFC 15/2013 Proposed changes to Penrith’s Cool Country 2KA and 2MAC Campbelltown (13 Mar, closed 26 Apr)
- IFC 12/2013 Review of the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001 (21 Feb, closed 12 Apr)
- IFC 11/2013 Proposal to tighten the emergency call service requirements that apply to satellite phone services (21 Feb, closed 28 Mar)
- IFC 50/2012 Second consultation for draft International Mobile Roaming Industry Standard 2013 (3 Apr, closed 10 Apr)
- IFC 10/2013 Proposed variation to the labelling requirements for spectrum licences (21 Feb, closed 9 Apr)
- IFC 9/2013 Proposed reallocation of the 2300–2302 MHz band for spectrum licensing (13 Feb, closed 27 Mar)
- IFC 5/2013 Comments sought on draft orders for captioning (24 Jan)
Publication of submissions
In general, the ACMA publishes all submissions it receives.
The ACMA prefers to receive submissions which are not claimed to be confidential. However, the ACMA accepts that a submitter may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, submitters are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for confidentiality claims.
The ACMA will consider each claim for confidentiality on a case by case basis. If the ACMA accepts a confidentiality claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless required to do so by law.
When can ACMA be required by law to release information?
Any submissions provided to the ACMA may be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The ACMA may also be required to release submissions for other reasons including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law (for example a court subpoena). While the ACMA seeks to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another body or agency, the ACMA cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.