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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.
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.
Television captioning and audio description help people who have a hearing or vision impairment access television programs.
The content of commercial television programs must comply with conditions in the station’s licence, ACMA program standards, and industry codes of practice.
Community television services currently have temporary access to spectrum to broadcast to three mainland state capitals.
Smaller or more isolated Australian communities can provide their own retransmission equipment to receive and locally retransmit a broadcasting service (radio or television).
The anti-siphoning scheme aims to give free-to-air broadcasters a chance to show major events included on an anti-siphoning list....
We are reviewing the broadcasting regulatory framework to make sure it can accommodate the next wave of innovation in the media sector.
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...
Summary of investigation report.
The Department of Communications is undertaking a review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and has released an issues paper for public comment.
The Government and Australia’s media sector have today reaffirmed their commitment to the responsible reporting of domestic violence in the media.
We have released a consultation paper that discusses potential reforms to captioning regulation for broadcasting services.
Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.
Congratulations to the Restack and Retune project teams, who received a Silver and Innovation Award at the annual Prime Minister’s Awards for...
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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