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Effective regulation paper

This paper provides an update to the first edition of the paper, published in June 2010. It considers the conditions that are likely to lead to effective and efficient regulation, particularly in relation to industry self- and co-regulatory arrangements in which the ACMA has a role.

It builds on the 2010 paper by adding two new conditions to the ACMA’s ‘optimal conditions’ framework for assessing self- and co-regulatory arrangements, discussing the challenges and opportunities of convergence for self- and co-regulation, and setting out case studies which illustrate the ACMA’s assessment framework and lessons learnt.

The four case studies in the 2011 edition provide perspectives on the application of co- and self-regulation in the context of:

  • Current regulation – the Reconnecting the Customer case study
  • Issues where the regulatory boundaries are being stretched – mobile premium services and mobile-phone based payment systems case study
  • Issues that sit largely outside the boundaries of current regulation – video-sharing websites and cyber security case studies

The paper aims to inform broader public policy discussions about effective regulatory mechanisms in a converged media and communications landscape.

The full paper is available in PDF (702 kb) or Word (2.1 mb) formats.

Last updated: 15 August 2016