We have released a consultation paper that discusses potential reforms to captioning regulation for broadcasting services. 

How it works

Why we want your input
We want to work with stakeholders to improve the captioning regulatory framework for broadcasting services.
How you can voice your opinion
You can have your say by providing a written submission by Friday 29 January 2016, 5.00pm (AEST). We will also contact key stakeholders to discuss the paper. If you would like to discuss the draft policy with us, we would be happy to hear from you.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?
Your submissions will be used to improve the captioning regulatory framework by considering aspects that have not been addressed by the Deregulation Act.

Consultation Information

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The Issue
Consultation Period: 
December 01, 2015 09:00 AEDT to January 29, 2016 17:00 AEDT

We are seeking your feedback on potential reforms to the captioning regulatory framework for broadcasting services. This paper looks at parts of the framework that have been identified by stakeholders as needing reform, but were not addressed by the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Act 2015 (Deregulation Act), passed in March 2015.

The Government is committed to reducing the regulatory burden on industry to encourage innovation and boost productivity across the economy. In March 2015, the Government passed the Deregulation Act, with the aim of reducing the regulatory burden on broadcasters and improving the captioning regulatory framework. While the Deregulation Act addressed some stakeholder concerns, a number of issues raised by stakeholders were not addressed.

This paper seeks to facilitate discussion on some of the aspects of the captioning regulatory framework previously identified as potentially needing reform, and not addressed by the Deregulation Act. 

Relevant Documentation

Captioning regulatory framework - Policy consultation paper

Published 1st Dec 2015

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Captioning regulatory framework - Policy consultation paper

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Submissions now public

The following formal submissions have been made public.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA)

Deaf Australia

Free TV Australia

Ian (Cliff) Mitting

Media Access Australia

Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)