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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.
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ACMA approves protections for premium content services on mobiles

ACMA has approved the Mobile Premium Services Self-Regulatory Scheme, which provides a range of new protections around mobile premium content for adults and children. It has been developed by mobile phone companies and providers of mobile content, and has benefited from a consultation process that...
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Narrowcasting television services guidelines and information

ACMA has published guidelines for the types of services that may be provided as narrowcasting television services under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. The guidelines have been developed in the context of decisions by the Parliament to allow for a range of new media services...
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Register of controlled media groups

A part of the federal government's changes to media ownership laws, this register provides new information to industry participants and to the community on the control of media groups in radio licence areas across Australia.
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ACMA extends community television trial in Adelaide

ACMA has decided to extend the community television trial in Adelaide until 4 July 2008. The trial will continue to be conducted by the current operator, C31. ACMA notes that C31 has not met its projected financial target, but is satisfied that it is currently...
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Digital conversion of community television

The community broadcasting sector welcomes the allocation of Channel A for new digital television services and believes that this is a crucial opportunity for the first stage in the conversion of existing CTV services from analogue to digital. However, the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia...
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Media mergers

This paper provides guidance on the ACCC's approach to media mergers under the federal government's proposed legislative changes. It discusses how the ACCC might consider such issues as the various dimensions of media markets - products, geographic and functional - as well as the relevant...
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Focus on Regions No. 1: Industry Structure

Australia, like many other developed countries, has experienced a decline in the importance of the manufacturing and agriculture sectors over recent decades, and strong growth in the services sector. In particular, Business services accounts for a large and growing share of national value added and...
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Focus on Regions No. 2: Education, Skills and Qualifications

This report analyses trends in educational attainment and occupational status in Australia. It investigates the spatial distribution of skills, qualifications, selected professionals and skilled tradespeople across Australia's regions in the period 1991 to 2001.
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Focus on Regions No. 3: Taxable Income

The paper and associated database directly tackle the issue of quantifying economic growth in regions. BTRE derived regional economic activity indices for every Local Government Area in Australia from 1980-81 to 2004-05. The figures are based on Australian Taxation Office individual income data which have...