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Part 2 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) established the Information Publication Scheme for Australian government agencies subject to the FOI Act. The IPS commences on 1 May 2011 and requires agencies to publish a broad range of information on their website, and to make that information available online where possible.

IPS plan

Information about how the department will meet its IPS obligation is available in our IPS plan.

Who we are

Find information about our key people, organisational structure, statutory appointments and employment arrangements.

What we do

The department has four main areas of focus:

  • Transforming the structure of telecommunications.
  • Switchover to digital television and enhancing the broadcasting sector.
  • Realising the digital economy.
  • Enabling a good consumer experience.

Further information about the department's activities is available from our homepage.

Find information about the department's functions and decision-making powers through the links below.

Our reports and responses to Parliament

Find information about our reports and responses to Parliament.

Consultation arrangements

Find information about consultations and our regulatory plan.

Routinely provided information and FOI disclosure log

Find information on routinely accessed departmental documents, including FOI requests and documents released in response to FOI requests.

Our priorities

Information about our priorities is provided in the department's Corporate Plan.

Our finances

Find information about our finances and procurement procedures.

Our data sets

The department will publish its data sets to www.data.gov.au.

Contact us

Contact information for the department is available on the Contact us page.

Freedom of Information Officer contact details are available on the FOI page.

Web content accessibility

The department will ensure, to the extent possible, that all online information it publishes under the IPS conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Version 2) (WCAG 2.0).

The department will ensure that optional information published on its website conforms with WCAG 2.0 in accordance with the timeframe in Annexure B of our IPS Plan.

There may be documents on the IPS page that are currently not available in html format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact us. A charge may be imposed to reimburse the department for the cost incurred in reproducing the information or sending it to you. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternate format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

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