New changes are on the way for a more efficient and transparent spectrum management framework.

30 January 2018

The Government accepted the recommendations of the spectrum pricing and Commonwealth held spectrum reviews, paving the way for a more efficient and transparent spectrum management framework.  

The changes were informed by industry consultation last year and will promote increased transparency and pricing efficiencies, allowing spectrum to move to its highest value use. Taxation legislation will be consolidated to support the single spectrum licencing framework.

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

These reviews are one component of the most significant reforms to Australia’s spectrum management in the last 25 years.

The Government continues to progress the modernisation of Radiocommunications legislation and will undertake further consultation with industry in coming months. The Government expects to introduce a package of Radiocommunication Bills into the Parliament in 2018.

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