Information Publication Scheme (IPS)
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.
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.
- Department Annual Reports
- Departmental Contracts Senate Order
- Departmental Grants Senate Order
- Senate Order on Indexed Lists of departmental files
- Senate order on board appointments
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.
Information about our priorities is provided in the department's Corporate Plan.
Find information about our finances and procurement procedures.
- Annual procurement plan (AusTender website)
- procurement support to other agencies
- Legal Services expenditure
- funding reporting, including discretionary grants and 7 day listing of grants
- contracts notices (AusTender website)
Our data sets
The department will publish its data sets to www.data.gov.au.
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.