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.
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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).
Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.
The Government’s position on the 27 recommendations of the ACMA review.
Television captioning and audio description help people who have a hearing or vision impairment access television programs.
The vast majority of Australians can access television programs from the national broadcasters—the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS).
Australia has achieved a historic switchover from analog to digital-only free-to-air TV transmissions. Everyone can now enjoy high quality television services anywhere in Australia.
Community television services currently have temporary access to spectrum to broadcast to three mainland state capitals.
On 6 May 2016, the Department released a draft report on the review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). We are now seeking stakeholder feedback on the draft report by 10...
The Government has announced a series of reforms to Australia’s media laws including most recently the Broadcasting and Content Reform Package. The media laws below will support the viability of...
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