Communications and the Arts
The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is Australia's peak body for consumer representation in communications. ACCAN represent residential consumers and small businesses including not-for profit organisations in so far as they are consumers. ACCAN focuses on goods and services encompassed by the converging areas of telecommunications, the internet and broadcasting, including both current and emerging technologies. ACCAN administers a Grant Scheme as part of its funding agreement with the Commonwealth Department of Communications. The aims of the Scheme are to support consumer research and representation that is aligned with ACCAN's strategic plan. The operation of ACCAN is made possible by funding provided by the Commonwealth of Australia under section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. This funding is recovered from charges on telecommunications carriers.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    L. Bodies Linked to the Australian Government through Statutory Contracts Agreements and Delegations

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    9

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes, but not tabled

  • Classification

    C. Other

  • Auditor

    Other

  • Auditor Other

    Ashby & Co

  • Creation Date

    15 October 2008

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