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Chairman's foreword

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Chairman’s foreword

The Australian Communications and Media Authority is pleased to present its corporate plan for the 2017–18 to 2020–21 reporting periods.

The ACMA is the independent statutory authority responsible for regulating communications and media in Australia, and is governed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

This plan outlines the principal activities we will undertake to discharge our responsibilities, responding to the challenges facing consumers of media and telecommunications products and services, and the complex technology and commercial issues in the sectors we regulate.

The government’s Review of the ACMA found the agency has performed its role efficiently and well over the last 10 years. It also confirmed a continuing need for a communications and media regulator with the capacity and powers to manage change in these constantly evolving sectors.

The ACMA will continue to deliver performance improvements with a focus on reducing regulatory burden and improving the transparency and speed of our decision-making. We will seek to ensure that all interests are heard, and that our decisions encourage economic growth and innovation and are made in the public interest.

Reflecting on the varied portfolio of activities outlined in this plan, we recognise that our people remain our greatest asset. Every person at the ACMA has an important role and I am committed to working with them to achieve our purpose.

Richard Bean
Acting Chairman

Last updated: 01 September 2017