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Cost recovery implementation statement (CRIS)

A CRIS shows how charging – on a cost recovery basis – for a specific government regulatory activity is put in place. Each regulatory activity that is cost recovered, regardless of financial value, must be documented in a CRIS before new or revised charges can begin.

Charging framework

The Australian Government Charging Framework helps government agencies to plan, implement and review their charging activities.

The underlying principle is that, where an identifiable individual or group creates extra or specific demand for a specific regulatory activity, they should be charged for the activity. Key considerations for government regulation include whether:

  • there is an identifiable individual or group
  • it is efficient and effective to charge
  • the activity is consistent with Australian Government policy objectives

The Charging Framework has specific requirements for regulatory charging activities. An agency must have policy authority for cost recovery, a statutory basis for charging, expenses and revenue that align, and up-to-date, publicly available documentation and reporting through a CRIS.

ACMA’s CRIS

The government has given policy authority for cost recovery for a number of our activities. We have prepared CRISs for the following activities.

Annual Carrier Licence Charge

- approved on 26 November 2019 

- approved on 13 December 2018. 

Summarises our cost recovery arrangements of other participating organisations for the Annual Carrier Licence Charge for the 2017–18 financial year.

Fees for the radiocommunications, telecommunications and broadcasting services

- approved on 23 March 2017.

Summarises our cost recovery arrangements for the radiocommunications, telecommunications and broadcasting services effective from 1 April 2017.

Fees for Do Not Call Register operations

Summarises the cost recovery arrangements and subscription fees used by the ACMA for the Do Not Call Register from 1 July 2019.

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