Remaking code reimbursement instruments
Consultation closes: 24 February 2016
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Consultation (IFC 4/2016)
The ACMA is seeking comment from interested stakeholders on a draft determination to assist with the reimbursement of code development costs—the Telecommunications (Non refundable Code Development Costs and Auditing Requirements) Determination 2016 (the Determination).
This Determination is drafted to replace two determinations that are due to sunset (that is, to expire) on 1 April 2016:
- Telecommunications (Approved Auditors and Auditing Requirements) Determination 2006
- Telecommunications (Non-refundable Code Development Costs) Determination 2006
Division 6A of Part 6 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act) establishes a framework for eligible bodies and associations to apply to the ACMA for reimbursement of the costs of developing or varying consumer-related industry codes of practice. These two sunsetting determinations were made under Part 6 of the Act in 2006 and form an integral part of the code reimbursement scheme.
The ACMA has drafted a single Determination to replace the two sunsetting determinations to consolidate them into a single legislative instrument. The substantive provisions under the sunsetting determinations have been maintained, with small adjustments to definitions made and the Institute of Public Accountants added to the list of approved auditors in section 6 of the draft Determination.
Relevant documents are available below: