Role of the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA)
This talk by Professor Reg Coutts is a personal perspective of the Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) to which he was appointed for a five-year term in October 2010. The ‘converged’ regulator the ACMA was established by the Australian Government in 2005 through the integration of the telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) and the media regulator the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA). The ACMA has the broad remit to regulate across what were historically distinct industries under separate Acts of Parliament. The talk will discuss examples of this convergence in which the ACMA has been involved since late 2010 when he joined the authority many of which have been controversial. Professor Coutts will give his personal perspective of how the authority is coping with this challenge.
Sir Robert Chapman Theatre, Engineers Australia, Level 11, 108 King William St, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 17th July 2012 - 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start