Publication of submissions
We publish all submissions on our website, including any personal information contained in the submission (such as names and contact details of submitters).
We will not publish information that you have claimed (and we have accepted) is confidential. Confidential information will not be published or otherwise released unless required or authorised by law.
Claim for confidentiality
We prefer to receive submissions that are not claimed to be confidential. However, we accept that you may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, we ask you to identify the material (including any personal information) over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for the claim.
The ACMA will consider each confidentiality claim on a case-by-case basis. If we accept a claim, we will not publish the confidential information unless authorised or required by law to do so.
Release of submissions
Any submissions provided to us may be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (unless an exemption applies) or shared with various other government agencies and certain other parties under Part 7A of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.
We may also be required to release submissions for other reasons, including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law (for example, under a court subpoena). While we seek to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another party, we cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.