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

The following is a list of recent submissions:

June 2014

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

November 2013

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Inquiry into Serious Invasions of Privacy in the Digital Era Issues Paper

July 2013

Submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Contemporary Community Safeguards Inquiry Issues Paper
Regulating the advertising of therapeutic goods to the general public
Australian Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper:Copyright and the Digital Economy

June 2013
Revised Codes of Practice – Gambling Advertising and Live Odds in Sports Broadcasts

April 2013
Draft ASTRA code amendments to reduce and control live odds promotion in sports broadcasts, including explanatory statement (Public consultation)
Inquiry into the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 (joint media organisations submission) House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

March 2013

Submission to the Australian National Preventative Health Agency in response to its issues paper Alcohol Advertising
Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform Inquiry iinto the Advertising and Promotion of Gambling Services in Sport

January 2013

Submission to the Treasury on the Exposure Draft of amendments to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) to insert a definition of “documentary” for the purposes of the Producer Offset

2012 Submissions

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Issues Paper: Copyright and the Digital Economy
Update of Australian radio frequency spectrum plan – discussion paper
Australian Communications and Media Authority Five Year Spectrum Outlook 2012-2016
ASTRA Submission - NSW Creative Industries Taskforce - 17 August 2012
Draft RALI: Television Outside Broadcast (TOB) Services in the bands 1980-2010 MHz and 2170-2200 MHz
Submission on the Planning for mobile broadband within the 1.5 GHz mobile band
Response to the Interim Report of the Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (CTH)
Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Broadcasting Services Amendment
Response to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s invitation to comment on the revised proposal for supporting 2.5 GHz TOBN licensees and third-party users of the 2.5 GHz band in the alternative bands - June 2012
Attachment: Report on ACMA's Proposed New 2GHz ENG Bands - Kordia - April 2012
Supplementary submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 
(total of four docs including 3 attachments)

Attachment A:Foxtel Supplementary Submission
Attachment B:FOX SPORTS Supplementary Submission
Attachment C:ASTRA Submission: Sport on Television:A Review of the anti-siphoning scheme in the contemporary digital environment 

Submission in response to the draft Terms of Reference for the Australian Law Reform Commission Copyright Inquiry:
ASTRA Submission: ALRC Copyright Review Draft Terms of Reference - April 2012
Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Anti-siphoning) Bill 2012 
(Read more about anti-siphoning)
Submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority discussion paper: Beyond Switchover – the future technical evolution of digital terrestrial television in Australia - March 2012
Submission to the Convergence Review Committee in response to the Committee’s Interim Report - February 2012

2011 Submissions

ASTRA submission to the ACMA Licensing for Earth Receive Stations consultation paper - November 2011

ASTRA Submission to the ACMA band plan for television outside broadcast services discussion paper - November 2011

ASTRA Submission – National Classification Scheme Review - November 2011

Final submission to the Convergence Review - November 2011

Submission on the Australian Government discussion paper ‘A Commonwealth Statutory Cause of Action for Serious Invasion of Privacy - November 2011

Appendix C – Deloitte Access Economics Report - October 2011

ASTRA Submission ASIC Financial Services Advertising Guidance - October 2011

Submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy Review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 - October 2011

Submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority Earth Station Siting discussion paper - October 2011

ASTRA submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority paper Review of the Privacy Guidelines for broadcasters - October 2011

ASTRA Submission ACMA Spectrum Outlook - August 2011

ASTRA Submission to the Convergence Review Committee:Key policy and regulatory issues for the Review - August 2011

ASTRA Submission Consolidated Compliance mark – proposed implementation arrangements - August 2011

ASTRA Submission Copyright Collecting Societies Code of Conduct - July 2011

Review of the 2.5GHz band and long-term arrangements for ENG – Designation Proposal - July 2011 

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission National Classification Scheme Review Issues Paper - July 2011

ASTRA Submission to the ACMA discussion paper ‘Towards 2020—Future spectrum requirements for mobile broadband - July 2011

ASTRA Submission to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Convergence Review Framing Paper- June 2011

ASTRA Submission on the ACMA discussion paper ‘Clearing the digital dividend’ – April 2011

ASTRA Submission to Screen Australia Draft Guidelines: Convergent Television and All Media Funding - April 2011

ASTRA Submission to DBCDE on TIO Scheme - March 2011

ASTRA Response to the Screen Production Sector Review Report - March 2011


ASTRA Submission to: Senate Classification Inquiry -  March 2011

ASTRA Submission to: Consultation on Proposed Amendment to the Antiterrorism (Narrowcast Television)Standards - February 2011


ASTRA Submission to: Screen Australia’s ‘Funding Australian Content on ‘Small Screens’: A Draft Blueprint - April 2011


ASTRA Submission to Convergence Review Terms of Reference - January 2011

Australian Law Reform Commission Review of Censorship and Classification – Terms of Reference - January 2011

2010 Submissions

Spectrum Reallocation in the 700MHz digital dividend band - December 2010

Submission to the ACMA’s Discussion Paper:Temporary Trials of 3D TV and other emerging technologies - October 2010

Submission to Screen Australia- Review of Television Funding - August 2010

2010 Review of the Independent Production Sector - June 2010

Response to ACMA Consultation Paper Declaring Primary Commercial Television Broadcasting Services - May 2010

Response to the 2010 Review of the Independent Production Sector -  May 2010

Response to the Digital Dividend Green Paper - April 2010

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Television) Bill 2010 - April 2010

Mandating Parental Lock Capability in Domestic Reception Equipment - April 2010

Media Access Review - January 2010

2009 Submissions

Content and Access - December 2009

Screen Australia - December 2009

Anti-Siphoning - October 2009

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