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The anti-siphoning scheme aims to give free-to-air broadcasters a chance to show major events included on an anti-siphoning list.
Certain types of developments may be exempt from the requirements to install fibre-ready pit and pipe under Part 20A of the Telecommunications Act 1997.
It is important to make sure telecommunications infrastructure is available in real estate new developments.
The Government's approach to consumer safeguards The Australian Government promotes an open, competitive telecommunications market so Australians can have access to innovative and affordable services. The Competition and Consumer Act 2010 supports this aim. The Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer Safeguards) Act 2010 also protects consumers by:
The ACCC has declared a layer 2-bitstream service. This service is called the local bitstream access service (LBAS). The ACCC declared the LBAS in February 2012, and subsequently made a final access determination for the LBAS declaration.
New legislation will allow emergency service organisations and others to gain access to NBN infrastructure and also allows temporary telecommunications towers to be specified as low-impact facilities.
The Australian Government has a lot of IP to protect, and all government agencies are responsible for managing the IP they produce.
Before You Dig is Australia’s free referral service for information on the location of underground infrastructure.
Australia was among the first 20 countries to join the Marrakesh Treaty, which came into force on 30 September 2016. The Treaty is an international agreement that will help an estimated 285 million people worldwide have greater access to books published in accessible formats such as large print, braille or audio.
The Copyright Act 1968 sets out a government use statutory licence. Under this licence, the Australian Government is allowed to use whatever copyright material it needs, for official purposes