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Revenue collection

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Ownership and control

  • Part 14A - covers accounts and payment of broadcasting and datacasting licence fees.
  • s 205C - commercial broadcasting licensees are to inform the ACMA of the manner of working out annual broadcasting licence fees, in a form approved by the ACMA.
  • Sch 4 Cl 51 - the ACMA may make a determination that sets the fees payable for a datacasting licence and receive that fee.

Content regulation

  • Sch 7 Cl 22 - in an application for classification of content for content service providers, ACMA can charge a fee as determined under cl 27.

Telecommunications Act 1997

Carrier licensing and conduct

  • s 73 - the ACMA may collect an annual carrier licence charge.
  • s 74 - the ACMA may enter into an arrangement with a person who will collect charges on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Ownership and control

  • s 21(7) - the ACMA may charge a fee for providing an opinion on what category a broadcasting service fee falls into.
  • s 74(7) - the ACMA may charge a fee for providing an opinion on whether a person is in a position to control a licence, newspaper or company.

Content regulation

  • Sch 7 Cl 31 - an application for review of a classification by a content service provider (‘CSP’) must be accompanied by a fee.

Broadcasting Services Act 1992

General

  • s 75 - the ACMA may charge a fee for the inspection of a Register kept under the Broadcasting Services Act.

Ownership and control

  • s 38(2) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, determined in writing, to apply for an advertised broadcasting licence.
  • ss 38A(8), 38B(17) & 39(8) – the ACMA may charge a fee, of its determination, for the administrative costs incurred in allocating an additional licence in a single market.
  • s 40(3) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, determined in writing, for applications for other commercial television broadcasting licences.
  • s 46(1) – the ACMA may charge a renewal fee, determined in writing, for applications to renew commercial broadcasting licences.
  • s 82(2) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, determined in writing, for applications for a community broadcasting licence that is not a broadcasting services bands licence.
  • s 91A(2) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, determined in writing, for an application for the approval of the transfer of a community broadcasting licence to another person.
  • s 96(4) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, of its determination, for the allocation of a subscription television broadcasting licence.
  • s 121FA(2) - the ACMA may charge an application fee, determined in writing, for an application for the allocation of an international broadcasting licence.
  • ss 130ZB(12), 130ZBB(13) - if an application is made for a reception certificate granting access to a commercial television broadcasting service provided with the use of a satellite under a conditional access system, the ACMA may charge an application fee.

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

  • s 60 - the ACMA may, by written instrument, make determinations fixing charges for services provided by ACMA and any matter in relation to which expenses are incurred by ACMA under the ACMA Act, Telecommunications Act, Telecommunications (CPSS) Act, Radiocommunications Act, Broadcasting Services Act or instrument on behalf of the Commonwealth.

Radiocommunications Act 1992

General

  • s 294 - the ACMA may, by written instrument, make determinations fixing spectrum access charges and the times at which they can be paid; the ACMA must ensure that any determinations comply with any ministerial directions in force.

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act

  • s 43 - the ACMA must receive a written return of the person's eligible levy for the public interest telecommunications services levy.
  • s 47 - the ACMA must make a written assessment of each participating person’s eligible revenue.
  • s 48 - In the absence of an eligible revenue return, the ACMA may estimate and make a written assessment of that person's eligible revenue.
  • s 51 - the ACMA must make a written assessment setting out the levy to be paid.
  • s 52 - the ACMA must publish a copy of the assessment on the ACMA’s website and give a copy of the assessment to the participating person to whom the assessment relates.

Telecommunications Act 1997

Codes and standards

  • s 136C - the ACMA must, by written notice given to the body or association, reimburse the costs of developing or varying a consumer-related industry code if a s136B declaration of eligibility for reimbursement of costs of development or variation of consumer-related industry code has been made.