Review of Interference Management Principles | ACMA

Review of Interference Management Principles

Consultation closes: 22 September 2017

IFC: 13/2017 .

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Consultation paper: Review of Interference Management Principles

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Executive summary

The ACMA investigates complaints of interference to radiocommunications services in accordance with a set of Interference Management Principles developed in 2004 by the Australian Communications Authority (a predecessor to the ACMA) in consultation with industry representatives.

However, technology and regulatory practice has changed significantly since 2004.

To ensure that compliance resources are used effectively and efficiently in response to complaints of interference, the ACMA proposes to adopt new Interference Management Principles. Once finalised, these principles will support the development of policies and processes about the management and effective resolution of interference issues, including the role and responsibilities of the ACMA.  

The ACMA welcomes comments about any of the issues raised in this consultation paper or any other matters relevant to the proposed Interference Management Principles.


Question 1

Do you consider that the Proposed Principles would operate effectively, and encourage the more timely resolution of interference cases now and under the future communications environment?

Question 2

Do the Proposed Principles create any barriers to resolving cases of interference using the most appropriate approach; that is, cooperative, private rights of action or enforcement action?

Question 3

Are there principles other than these that the ACMA should use to guide its interference management decisions?

Question 4

Are there any other matters the ACMA should consider when revising the 2004 Principles?