Our international engagement activities are undertaken with the strategic objective of strengthening the ACMA’s influence, reputation and relationships in an increasingly globalised communications and media environment.
ACMA’s international engagement strategy
Through our international engagement strategy, we strive to ensure that the ACMA’s international activities align with its legislative responsibilities, its purpose and the relevant key result areas in its corporate plan.
The strategy is articulated in the occasional paper, The ACMA’s international engagement—regulating in a globalised communications and media environment (Word, 396KB), which outlines why we undertake international engagement and the public interest benefits that are achieved through this engagement.
International operational plan
The international operational plan is an annual prioritisation process, highlighting the key international engagement activities undertaken each financial year. It is through this prioritisation process that we ensure our international engagement activities are achieved in a resource-effective and efficient way.
Download the International operational plan 2016–17 (Word, 335 KB).
Bilateral, peer and regional relationships
We undertake a range of international engagement activities to support capacity-building, stability and development in the Asia–Pacific region.
We’ve also developed strong relationships with regulators with synergies in mandate and scope. For example, the ACMA is highly regarded in its regulatory approach to spam, cybersecurity and telemarketing issues, and has developed strong relationships that underpin our work in these areas.
Mutual Recognition Arrangements
We participate in Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) that are relevant to our technical regulation. MRAs enable conformity assessment that promote trade liberalisation and economic cooperation between the co-signatories to the arrangement. MRAs provide benefits for manufacturers, conformity assessment bodies, other regulators, as well as for consumers.
Find out more about our MRAs.