Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)


    The Australian Communications and Media Authority is the independent statutory authority tasked with ensuring most elements of Australia’s media and communications legislation, related regulations, and numerous derived standards and codes of practice operate effectively and efficiently, and in the public interest.The ACMA is also a ‘converged’ regulator, created to bring together the threads of the evolving communications universe, specifically in the Australian context the convergence of the four ‘worlds’ of telecommunications, broadcasting, radiocommunications and the internet.The ACMA was formed on 1 July 2005 by a merger of the responsibilities of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority. It was created, at least in part, to respond to the observed and anticipated changes brought about by this convergence and is one of only a handful of converged communications regulators in the world.

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