Australian Communications and Media Authority (Board)
Communications and the Arts
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 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, radio communications and the internet. Congruent with its converged nature, the ACMA bridges a diverse collection of legislated objectives. The agency has responsibilities under four principal acts: the Radio communications Act, the Telecommunications Act, the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act and the Broadcasting Services Act. There are another 22 Acts to which the agency responds in areas such as spam, the Do Not Call Register, and interactive gambling.
Type of Body
R. Management Board
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
X. Internal Management
1 July 2005
Current board appointments