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Triple Zero (000) is the number most Australians will use to call the police, fire or ambulance in an emergency.
We advise the government about helping people with a disability, and those with a medical condition to make the most of the phone services they want and need.
Telstra customers with a life-threatening medical condition can ask to be registered as a priority customer if their phone stops working.
The Australian Government recognises that a national public safety mobile broadband capability for emergency services—police, fire, ambulance and emergency services—will enhance the delivery of...
The vast majority of Australians can listen to radio programs from the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
Commercial radio is a free-to-air service. Commercial radio programs must comply with conditions in the station’s licence, ACMA program standards, and industry codes of practice.
Digital radio services have commenced in some parts of Australia, where they operate alongside existing analogue AM and FM radio services. While digital radio technology offers higher audio quality...
Many wireless audio devices—such as wireless microphones—were retuned or replaced by the start of 2015 because of changes in access to the radiofrequency spectrum.
The Australian Government has strict rules in place to try to avoid interference with emergency services communications and for television, radio or phone reception.
Sports reporting in Australia is covered by a Voluntary Code of Practice for Sports News Reporting. It applies to all media—print, broadcast and digital.
The vast majority of Australians can access television programs from the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
The content of commercial television programs must comply with conditions in the station’s licence, ACMA program standards, and industry codes of practice.
Smaller or more isolated Australian communities can provide their own retransmission equipment to receive and locally retransmit a broadcasting service (radio or television).
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The Department of Communications and the Arts website has received independent accessibility conformance testing on all pages.
We are committed to preventing, detecting and investigating fraud and pursuing appropriate remedies (including prosecution) and recovery actions, in accordance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control...
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