On 24 April 2012, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) held an industry briefing on the <draft legislative instruments for the digital dividend auction. The briefing session outlined key aspects of recently published draft instruments to help interested parties submit responses to the ACMA’s formal consultation process. You can access the main ACMA presentation from that session on this page.
Jane Cole, manager of the ACMA team coordinating the auction, presented the draft legislative instruments, such as the marketing plans and allocation determination, that will provide the legal basis for the auction. These instruments describe the products being offered in the auction and set the rules and procedures that will govern the auction process for the allocation of spectrum.
The webinar featured attendees — including telecommunications and mining companies, broadcasters, law firms and overseas consultancy firms — asking about elements of the draft instruments and how the auction will be run.
The call for responses to the ACMA’s consultation on the draft legislative instruments closed on 9 May 2012.
The ACMA will be publishing another consultation paper in 2012 to outline issues relevant to product certainty and auction timing. Subscribe to the monthly spectrum e-bulletin to stay up-to-date about this and other parts of the auction process.
Draft allocations instruments industry briefing, 24 April 2012.