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Conference proceedings

Media and government: a changing relationship in uncertain times

Papers and presentations from this event and associated roundtable discussion are available online. Speakers included John Lloyd and E.J. Dionne, two of the world's leading commentators, with a response by the Tony Abbott, Federal Minister for Health and Ageing. Papers and presentations from this event...

Household use of information technology, Australia, 2005-06

This report shows that the number of online households with broadband increased 92 per cent in the year to June 2006 and 48 per cent of online households now use some form of broadband. Cable broadband decreased in market share, dropping from 19 per cent...
Discussion paper

Don't panic: The impact of digital technology on the major performing arts

The Australia Council's major performing arts board has produced a discussion paper on the impact of digital technology on the sector.There is no doubt that continuing advances in digital technology will affect the major performing arts (MPA) industry and force it to change its ways...

Economic analysis of literary publishing in Australia

To enable literary publishers and other literary organisations to distribute and market writing more effectively in Australia and increase the income of writers, this report provides a better understanding of the structure of the literary publishing industry and the potential readership for literary genres. This...

Books Alive 2008 - reader research

This report measures the impact of the Books Alive campaign on increasing interest and participation in reading and provides the industry with statistics and information to better promote reading and Australian writing. Books Alive is an Australian Government nationwide campaign to promote books and reading.
Briefing paper

ACMA announces new communications Consumer Consultative Forum

The new forum aims to heighten dialogue between consumer representatives, industry bodies and regulators about communications issues affecting consumers. Seven consumer representatives will join three representatives from industry bodies involved in self-regulation.

Draft Australian radiofrequency spectrum plan 2009

The Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan (the Spectrum Plan) is ACMA's broadest level planning document. ACMA intends to introduce a new domestic Spectrum Plan on 1 January 2009 and is seeking comments on this draft. The Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan (the Spectrum Plan) is ACMA?s broadest...

Fixed-mobile convergence and fixed-mobile substitution in Australia

This report examines the development of the fixed-mobile convergence and fixed-mobile substitution market in Australia.The aim of this report is to give the Australian Communications and Media Authority an enhanced understanding of Fixed-Mobile Convergence and Fixed-Mobile Substitution trends in Australia, and their impacts on the...

Telecommunications today: Internet activity and content

Email, on-line banking, paying bills and news and weather updates are the most common uses of the internet by Australians this year, according to research by ACMA. Email, on-line banking, paying bills and news and weather updates are the most common uses of the internet...

Reality television review

This final report of ACMA's review, initiated by the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, concludes that current regulatory arrangements are generally providing adequate safeguards for viewers, but also makes a number of recommendations for improvements aimed at enhancing the operation of the...