Senate Order for Entity Contracts: Listing for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019

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Pursuant to the Senate Order for Entity Contracts, the following table sets out contracts entered into by the Department of Communications and the Arts which provide for a consideration to the value of $100,000 or more (GST inclusive) and which have: not been fully performed as at 30 June 2019, or been entered into during the 12 months prior to 30 June 2019.

Telecommunications (Revocation of International Mobile Roaming Industry Standard) Direction 2019 – Exposure Draft

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Exposure draft of a Ministerial Direction to the ACMA directing it to revoke the Telecommunications (International Mobile Roaming) Industry Standard 2013. Consultation on this draft instrument is being conducted in conjunction with the ACMA’s consultation on proposed changes to International Mobile Roaming regulation.

FAQs: National Relay Service

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There will be a new provider for the National Relay Service from 1 October 2019. Here are some frequently asked questions about the changes to the service.

National Relay Service—quarterly performance report—quarter 3, 2018–19

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The National Relay Service (NRS) providers are required to submit activity and performance data to the Department of Communications and the Arts (the Department) each quarter. These reports are used to review the performance of the NRS providers against agreed service levels as well as provide data and information about how the NRS has been used in the quarter.

Privacy impact assessment

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The Department of Communications and the Arts (the department) is implementing arrangements that will improve the accuracy of location information provided by callers from mobile phones to the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service (managed by Telstra as the Emergency Call Person (ECP)), and subsequently provided to appropriate Emergency Services Organisations (ESOs) (the Police, Fire and Ambulance services of each Australian state and territory).

Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Register

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The Privacy (Australian Government Agencies—Governance) APP Code 2017 (Cth) (the APP Code) requires that all agencies, including the Department of Communications and the Arts (the department) must conduct a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for all high privacy risk projects.