- 1Open for comment09 Jun 2021
- 2Consultation closed21 Jul 2021
- 3Outcome published14 Sep 2021
Following public consultation, the ACMA made the Broadcasting Services (Anti-terrorism Requirements for Television Narrowcasting Services) Standard 2021.
Find out more about the standard.
Previous consultation: The issue
The Broadcasting Services (Anti-terrorism Requirements for Subscription Television Narrowcasting Services) Standard 2011 and the Broadcasting Services (Anti-terrorism Requirements for Open Narrowcasting Television Services) Standard 2011 are due to sunset on 1 October 2021.
The standards aim to prevent the broadcast of programs on subscription and open narrowcast television that:
- advocate a terrorist act
- encourage people to join or finance listed terrorists.
Since the anti-terrorism standards were introduced in 2006, community concern about terrorism and seriously harmful material has persisted. Counter-terrorism continues to be a priority policy area for the Australian Government.
Find out more about sunsetting.