We are the Australian Government’s primary advisor on communications. We develop policy, advice and initiatives that help all Australians realise the full potential of digital technologies and communication services.
The Government has released its draft migration assurance policy for industry consultation. The policy has been developed with nbn and Telstra to engage industry in developing solutions that address migration issues, and manage the service continuity needs of end users.
We are looking for your feedback on proposed changes to the Telecommunications Regulations 2001. These changes aim to help industry, through the Communications Alliance, develop a code to manage interference between next-generation broadband systems and some legacy systems. These changes are designed to optimise competition and performance in the rollout of next-generation networks.
This consultation seeks feedback on proposed amendments to telecommunications carriers’ powers and immunities to support the rollout of high-speed broadband, including by NBN Co. The proposed changes cover low‑impact facilities which will be used in the rollout of the multi-technology mix (MTM) National Broadband Network (NBN).
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is reviewing the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and has released the 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review Issues Paper for public comment.
The Minister has invited comments on reform principles and 11 potential reform proposals in the Spectrum Review – Potential Reform Directions paper. The aim is to encourage industry engagement and feedback.
The Australian Government released a draft carrier licence condition on 15 October 2014. It applies to superfast broadband networks. The licence condition was to take effect from 1 January 2015 and remain in place for two years.
Australia’s spectrum has been managed using a framework that was developed in 1992, with a review of Radiocommunications Acts in 2002. The framework needs to be modernised to reflect changes in technology.