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Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
8 September 2016
Broadcast timeline: Paralympic Games
Infographic. Paralympics timeline. 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004.
Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
8 September 2016
We will be issuing a request for tender in October for provision of the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service (ECS) in Australia to solidify the...
Hand holding a mobile phone with a call to triple zero (000) dialled.
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
6 September 2016
How our use of communication technology has changed since 1998.
Communications technology change 1998 to 2015
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
17 August 2016
As a nation of sports lovers, the Olympic Games provides viewing gold for Australian audiences.
Olympics 2016 infographic
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
5 August 2016
The CSIRO wireless local area network (WLAN) Prototype Test Bed is being recognised in the National Museum of Australia’s “A History of the World...
Three of the five scientists who contributed to the invention of the wireless local access network (from left) Graham Daniels, Terry Percival and John O’Sullivan, showcase what is to be the 101st object in the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Obje
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
28 July 2016
As part of Public Sector Innovation Month, we invited speakers from some of Australia’s National Collecting Institutions to share how they have...
Two hands holding a mechanical hand.
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
6 May 2016
The Australian Government has received a proposal from Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) to acquire 2 x 10 MHz of the unsold 700 MHz ‘digital...
Sound wave, vibration.
Classification Classification
6 May 2016
Did you know that three classification categories have something in common? The PG, M and MA 15+ classifications all refer to 15 years of age in...
Classification logos - PG, M, MA 15+.
Classification Classification
4 May 2016
'CTC' or 'Check the Classification' allows advertising for upcoming releases to start well before they are classified in Australia—sometimes even...
People sitting in movie theatre and the words 'check the classification' is on the screen at the front.
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
3 May 2016
The Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA) latest research snapshot Regional Australians Online gives a great insight into how...
View of a suburb/town from a small hill.