Change is being delivered for a more efficient and transparent spectrum management framework for Australia.

16 December 2019

The Government is continuing to progress reform of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and expects to introduce legislation into the Parliament in 2020 to deliver tangible benefits to industry and improvements in spectrum management.

In 2018, the Government accepted the recommendations of the spectrum pricing and Commonwealth-held spectrum reviews.

The changes were informed by industry consultation and designed to promote increased transparency and pricing efficiencies, allowing spectrum to move to its highest value use.

The Commonwealth-held spectrum review recommended establishing an advisory committee of Commonwealth agencies to develop a whole-of-government approach to Commonwealth-held spectrum.

The Government Spectrum Steering Committee has been formed and the first biennial report on Government Spectrum Holdings was released in April 2019.

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