Submissions to the 2013-17 spectrum outlook | ACMA

Submissions to the 2013-17 spectrum outlook

The ACMA released the Five-year spectrum outlook 2013–2017  in September 2013 and received 8 submissions.

The ACMA is reviewing these submissions in its preparation of the next edition of the spectrum outlook.

Note: Where a submission relates to more than one project the submission has been provided to the relevant area within the ACMA.

Submissions were received from the following people and organisations.

  • Free TV Australia (pdf)
  • Telstra Corporation Limited (pdf)
  • Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (pdf)
  • Global VSAT Forum (pdf)
  • O3b Teleport Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (pdf)
  • Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (pdf)
  • Motorola Solutions (pdf)
  • Stephen Ireland (pdf)

Written comments or queries regarding the preparation of the next edition of the spectrum outlook may be forwarded to:

Manager Spectrum Licensing Policy Section
Radiocommunications Policy Branch
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2615


Publication of submissions

In general, the ACMA publishes all submissions it receives. However, the ACMA will not publish submissions that it considers contain defamatory or irrelevant material. The ACMA prefers to receive submissions that are not claimed to be confidential. However, the ACMA accepts that a submitter may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, submitters are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for confidentiality claims. The ACMA will not automatically accept all claims of confidentiality. The ACMA will consider each claim for confidentiality on a case-by-case basis. If the ACMA accepts a confidentiality claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless required to do so by law.

Release of information in submissions

Submissions provided to the ACMA may be required to be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. The ACMA may also be required to release submissions for other reasons including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law, for example, a court subpoena. While the ACMA seeks to consult, and where required by law will consult, with submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another body or agency, the ACMA cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.


Under the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005, the ACMA may disclose certain information to the minister, the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, including authorised officials, Royal Commissions, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, certain Commonwealth authorities such as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the authority of a foreign country responsible for regulating matters relating to communications or media.

Effective consultation

The ACMA is working to enhance the effectiveness of its stakeholder consultation processes, which are an important source of evidence for its regulatory development activities. To assist stakeholders in formulating submissions to its formal, written consultation processes, it has developed the following guide: Effective consultation: A guide to making a submission. This guide provides information about the ACMA’s formal, written, public consultation processes and practical guidance on how to make a submission.

Last updated: 16 June 2016