The work of the Australian Radiocommunication Study Groups (ARSGs) generally mirrors that of the International Telecommunication Union Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) Study Groups and their working parties. The activities of the ARSGs are managed by Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA). ARSGs are subordinate to the ACMA’s Preparatory Group for ACMA WRC (ACMA PG WRC).
They are viewed as 'groups of experts' in the terms of reference of their associated ITU-R Study Group. They do not make technical or policy inputs other than to the ACMA or through the ACMA to the relevant ITU-R Study Group.
A key issue for the ARSGs is to form Australian positions on issues considered at the regional (Asia-Pacific) and international level, and to provide input to the international meetings.
ARSGs usually meet in Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney via videoconference.
The responsibilities of the ARSG include:
- study, coordinate and provide expert advice to the ACMA to assist in the development of Australian positions and contributions for Australian Delegations to ITU-R Study Groups and subordinate group meetings
- promote and encourage the development of Australian expertise and encourage Australian participation in ITU-R Study Group matters
- report outcomes of ITU-R studies and make recommendations, relevant to WRC Agenda items to the ACMA PG WRC
- provide any necessary advice and guidance on relevant matters to other ARSGs and the ACMA PG WRC.
ARSGs for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
ARSG Chairmen for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 ‘cycle’ will be appointed and applications for membership of the ARSGs will open at the beginning of 2016.
To apply for membership of an ARSG/s please complete this form and return to IRS@acma.gov.au and the relevant ARSG Chair/s.
ARSG 1 - Ray.Contreras@acma.gov.au
ARSG 3 - Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org
ARSG 4 - email@example.com
ARSG 5 - Stewart.J.Wallace@team.telstra.com
ARSG 6 - firstname.lastname@example.org
ARSG 7 - email@example.com