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ACMA investigates broadcasting of Christchurch terrorist attack

Tuesday 19 March, 2019

The ACMA has commenced a formal investigation into whether content broadcast by commercial, national and subscription broadcasters of Friday’s terrorist attack in Christchurch breached current rules.

Changes to Katherine NT radio services

Thursday 31 January, 2019

The ACMA is considering a proposal to see Hot 100 (8HOT) swap from 765AM to FM transmission in Katherine. 

Community Radio: Heroes or just Cowboys?

Wednesday 02 January, 2019

A number of aggressive community radio stations are certainly skating on thin ice at the moment.

Respected ACMA senior executive Giles Tanner is set to retire next week

Friday 23 November, 2018

After almost 30 years, the ACMA’s General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division, Giles Tanner, will retire at the end of November.

ACMA invites applications for 4 analog community licences

Friday 09 November, 2018

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is inviting applications for a number of analog community radio broadcasting licences.
Applications for the Perth, McLean, Mareeba and Gold Coast RA1 licence areas can be made via the ACMA website and can only be made by not-for-profit companies, including incorporated associations formed in Australia or an external territory, and which represent a community interest.

Compliance essential but ACMA should not inhibit legitimate station operations: Jon Bisset

Friday 26 October, 2018

The CBAA has told radioinfo it is aware that the ACMA has contacted a number of stations around Australia regarding their representation of their station’s sponsorship opportunities as advertising.

ACMA warning letters worry community broadcasters

Friday 26 October, 2018

Following recent amendments to the Broadcasting Services Act, a number of community stations in four states have received letters from the ACMA alleging “several complaints” about their services, and stating that while no formal investigation will take place, the station should consider matters raised.

Broadcasting futures, space and satellites on the agenda at 2018 Radcomms

Friday 21 September, 2018

The ACMA has released its program for RadComms 2018, its flagship event dealing with the management and use of Australia’s radiofrequency spectrum.

This year’s conference will explore how efficient and effective management of the radiofrequency spectrum will benefit all Australians.

New reporting requirements for foreign media owners

Wednesday 05 September, 2018

From this week, any foreign person with company interests of 2.5 per cent or more in an Australian media company will need to notify the ACMA.


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