Public comment sought on draft Guidelines to the Transfer of Community Broadcasting Licences
ACMA invited public comment on its draft Guidelines to the Transfer of Community Broadcasting Licences.
These guidelines were provided to assist applicants in completing an application form to transfer a community broadcast licence. They also include the criteria that is used by ACMA when making a decision whether or not to accept an application.
The closing date for submissions was 6 August 2007.
For any questions about the Transfer of community broadcasting licences, please contact:
Community Allocations and Renewals Section:
Telephone: (02) 9334 7700 or
Freecall: 1800 226 667
Fax: (02) 9334 7799
Application lodgment details
Applications for the transfer of community broadcasting licences were to be lodged with:
Community Allocations and Renewal Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box Q500
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Further information on this subject can be found on the Transfer of community broadcasting licences page.
Publication of submissions
ACMA prefers to receive submissions which are not claimed as confidential. In circumstances where submitters wish to provide information in confidence, they are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide written explanation for confidentiality claims.
ACMA will consider each claim for confidentiality on a case-by-case basis. If ACMA accepts a confidentiality claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless required to do so by law.
Unless exempt, submissions provided to ACMA may be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. ACMA may also be required to release submissions for other reasons, including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law (for example, a court subpoena). While ACMA seeks to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another body or agency, ACMA cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.