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.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2005

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Nerida O'Loughlin 14 October 2017 13 October 2022
Deputy Chair Mr. James Cameron 24 February 2016 31 March 2018
Member Ms. Anita Jacoby 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
Member Mrs. Rosemary Sinclair 5 August 2013 4 August 2018
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