The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and is responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the internet, radio and telecommunications.
The ACMA was established on 1 July 2005 by the merger of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority. Today, the ACMA works closely with relevant industries to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards. The effects of regulation are monitored to ensure they are responsive to the community’s needs.
Many of the ACMA’s reports can be found at their publications page.