The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a statutory authority within the federal government portfolio of broadband, communications and the digital economy. The ACMA is responsible for the regulation of:
The ACMA was established on July 1, 2005, by the merger of the Australian Broadcasting Authority and the Australian Communications Authority. The ACMA works closely with relevant industries to achieve active self-regulation, while ensuring industry compliance with license conditions, codes and standards. The ACMA monitors the effect of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the community's needs.
The ACMA facilitates the Australian Internet Security Initiative, a voluntary public-private partnership helping to reduce malicious software and service vulnerabilities occurring on Australian Internet protocol (IP) address ranges.