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WIA responds to ACMA’s five-year work plan

Date : 22 / 05 / 2019
Author : WIA

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has submitted a detailed response to the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) consultation draft of its work plan over the next few years to 2023.

The Five-year Spectrum Outlook for 2019–23 (FYSO) sets out the spectrum management work that the ACMA plans to do over that period. The draft FYSO was launched in April, highlighted in WIA News at this Link.

Various topics of high interest to the radio amateur community are included in the FYSO and the WIA has responded, accordingly. The key topics include:

 review of amateur licensing in the context of the single licensing system being brought in
 consultation on proposed amateur licence conditions
 advancing the 5.3 MHz – or 60 metre – band allocation
 licence terms and fees framework.

The WIA has told the ACMA it is concerning that amateur licensing issues are being considered when the foreshadowed new Radiocommunications Act is not in place and there is little or no indication about how the new Act will deal with delegations, regulations and codes of practice.

Accordingly, the WIA reiterated that the radio amateur community requires:

 individual licences bearing a unique callsign
 certainty of licence tenure
 an equitable framework of transaction costs – that is, fees
 certain and continuing access to frequency bands throughout the radiofrequency spectrum
 and continuing participation and representation in spectrum management processes.

You can read the full detail of the WIA response to the ACMA’s draft FYSO 2019–23 by downloading the file linked below. The WIA’s response to the ACMA’s previous FYSO – last year – is also linked below.

The draft ACMA FYSO 2019-23 document was launched in April, highlighted in WIA News at this Link.

Response to previous ACMA FYSO 2018-22 can be found at Link

Related Files

WIA response to the ACMA’s draft FYSO 2019–23
WIA Response to ACMA FYSO 2019-23_final 20190516.pdf

Page Last Updated: Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 22:34 hours by Justin Giles-clark


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