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Australian Radiocomms Study Groups

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 the ACMA. ARSGs are subordinate to Australia’s Preparatory Group for the WRC (PG WRC).

ARSGs are ‘groups of experts’ in the work of their respective International ITU-R Study Groups. They make technical or policy inputs to the ACMA. A key purpose of the ARSGs is to provide advice and make recommendations to the ACMA on input to meetings of international organisations. In developing recommendations and advice, the ARSGs seek to achieve consensus among their members on all positions.

ARSGs usually meet in Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney via videoconference.

The responsibilities of the ARSGs are:

  • To 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.
  • To promote and encourage the development of Australian expertise and encourage Australian participation in ITU-R Study Group matters.
  • To report outcomes of ITU-R studies and make recommendations, relevant to WRC agenda items to the ACMA PG WRC.
  • To provide any necessary advice and guidance on relevant matters to other ARSGs and the PG WRC.

ARSGs for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019

ARSG chairs for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 ‘cycle’ have been appointed, and applications for membership of the ARSGs opened at the beginning of 2016. 

To apply for membership of an ARSG please complete this form and return to IRS@acma.gov.au and the relevant ARSG chair.

ARSG 1: ray.contreras@acma.gov.au 
ARSG 3: stephen.salamon@adelaide.edu.au
ARSG 4: timothysmallhorn@nbnco.com.au
ARSG 5: glenn.odlum@defence.gov.au
ARSG 6: andrew.king@bigpond.com
ARSG 7:- r.c.jacobsen@bigpond.com

Last updated: 28 May 2019