ASTRA regularly makes representations on behalf of its members on policy and regulatory issues affecting the industry.

Here are our recent submissions:

August 2016

Submission to the ACMA’s review of the captioning obligations in the Broadcasting Services Act 1992
Submission to the ACMA’s draft Privacy Guidelines for Broadcasters

June 2016 

Submission to the Review of the ACMA Draft Report
Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property Draft Report

May 2016 
Submission to the Department of Communications consultation on Spectrum Reform Legislative Proposals

March 2016
Submission to the Senate Communications Committee on the Media Reform Bill

February 2016 
Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the Interactive Gambling (Sports Betting) Bill 2015
Submission to the Department of Communications draft Copyright Amendment (Disability and other Measures) Bill
Submission to the Department of Communications Policy Discussion Paper on the Captioning Regulatory Framework

December 2015 
Submission to the ACMA Discussion Paper for the Review of the Television Captioning Standard
Submission to ACMA’s Five Year Spectrum Outlook
Submission to Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper on Intellectual Property Arrangements

October 2015
ASTRA in response to the ACMA Broadband 2020 Discussion Paper

August 2015
Submission to the Department of Communications Review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Issues Paper 

June 2015
ASTRA submission to Bureau of Communications Research 
Submission from the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association to the Tax Discussion Paper
ASTRA submission on the ACMA consultation regarding the space objects class licence

May 2015
Final ASTRA submission to Competition Policy Review Final Report

April 2015
Submission to the Australian Government’s Digital Television Regulation Consultation Paper 
Comment on the draft Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice released by Free TV Australia 

March 2015
ASTRA submission on Draft Copyright Notice Scheme
Final Submission - LIPD Variation

February 2015
Discussion Paper: Review of the Temporary Work (Entertainment) Visa (Subclass 420)

December 2014
Five Year Spectrum Outlook - Submission to ACMA
ASTRA Submission - Spectrum Review submission
Submission to the Inquiry into the Broadcasting and Other Legislation Amendment (Deregulation) Bill 2014 

November 2014
ASTRA Competition Review submission

October 2014
Australian Human Rights Commission - ASTRA Submission
Restricted Access Systems Declaration ASTRA Submission
Letter to Screen Australia - Documentary Funding

September 2014
Draft ACMA Direction re 3.5 GHz spectrum for NBN spectrum gap
Submission to the Australian Government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper 

August 2014
Transitioning the 3.5 GHz band for future opportunities 

July 2014
Submission to Screen Australia’s draft funding guidelines for documentary programs 
Review of Restricted Access System Declaration 2007 

June 2014
Response to Competition Policy Review Issues Paper
Submission to Department of Communications Spectrum Review Issues Paper

May 2014
Draft RALI for ‘early access’ to 700 MHz spectrum 
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Discussion Paper 
Classification Amendment Bill - 2014 Senate Inquiry

April 2014
Submission to Screen Australia Discussion Paper – Documentary Funding: Stories That Matter 

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