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Moderation policy for online consultations

The ACMA welcomes constructive, respectful engagement and promotes open, ‘family friendly’ forums. We moderate all online comments and answers submitted to consultations. Depending on the nature of the consultation, the ACMA may choose to display all comments and submissions as they come in (generally within 24–48 hours from receipt) or may decide to hold all submissions until the end of the period, when they can be published. Each consultation will indicate the timings.

If you are posting comments or responses to questions in consultation papers, we request you follow these guidelines:

  • defamatory, offensive or unlawful posts on ACMA consultations will not be published
  • forms of solicitation or advertising will not be published
  • posts that contain a link to, or copy of, content that is subject to an online content complaint will be removed or not published in the interest of protecting others from inadvertently accessing material that may be prohibited
  • comments or answers should be relevant to the issue being discussed, or questions being asked in ACMA consultations.

Comments published on the ACMA’s website are the views of the commenter. Publication of the comments should not be taken as endorsement or agreement by the ACMA. The ACMA makes no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy, reliability, validity and/or completeness of third-party information.

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