Drafts for Public Comment

In the course of preparation of a Communications Alliance Publication, a draft is released for public comment. Immediately below is/are the current draft(s) that is/are available for public comment. Drafts may be downloaded and reviewed off-line.

Want to submit a comment on a draft document?

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.


Current Drafts for Public Comment

Once a period for public comment has ended the usual process is for the group that developed the draft (e.g. a Working Committee) to review any public comments on the draft and then work towards consensus on the content of the document, leading to publication of the document.


Expired Drafts for Public Comment

Once a period for public comment has ended the usual process is for the group that developed the draft (e.g. a Working Committee) to review any public comments on the draft and then work towards consensus on the content of the document, leading to publication of the document.

The documents listed below are drafts on which the period for public comment has ended. These documents are provided for reference.


DR AS/CA S042.1:2020 Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network— Part 1: General

Draft: DR S042.1:2020 (527 KB)

AS/CA S042.1 Requirements for connection to an air interface of a Telecommunications Network— Part 1: General applies to Customer Equipment (CE) that is an addressable device and is designed or intended for connection to a Public Mobile Telecommunications Service (PMTS) or a Satellite Service e.g. mobile phones and satellite phones.

The revised Standard adds requirements for CE using a PMTS (e.g. mobile phones) to initiate Advanced Mobile Location (AML) messages when making emergency calls. The requirements are aligned with AML as specified by ETSI.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Standard, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2020.


DR C564:2020 Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Industry Code

Draft: DR C564:2020 (1 MB)

The Mobile Phone Base Station Deployment Code is designed to:

  • allow the community and councils to have greater participation in decisions made by Carriers when deploying mobile phone base stations; and
  • provide greater transparency to local community and councils when a Carrier is planning, selecting sites for, installing and operating Mobile Phone Radiocommunications Infrastructure.

The obligations on Carriers set out in the Code are also meant to supplement existing regulatory and legislative requirements which Carriers abide by.

This revision relates to the issue of a temporary facility that is a low impact facility requiring amendments to the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018. This legislative update was not finalised prior to the 2018 revisions being completed. In order to not delay the registration of the 2018 Code, it was agreed at the time to delay the inclusion of obligations regarding temporary facilities until the changes to the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018 were completed.

The changes made to the 2020 version of the Code are specific to temporary facilities and will align the Code with the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018.

 THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2020.

(NOTE: For the purpose of the 2020 public comment, the working committee will seek to resolve comments received which relate to the specific revisions made. Any comments agreed by the working committee as out of scope for this revision will be deferred until the next scheduled Code review).

Comments


DR C536:2020 Emergency Call Service Requirements Industry Code

Draft: DR C536:2020 (319 KB)

Explanatory Statement 

The Emergency Call Service Requirements Code is designed to ensure all end users of an Emergency Telephone Service have access to the Emergency Call Service (ECS) in case of emergencies or where a response is required from an Emergency Service Organisation.

The Code also ensures that the operational effectiveness of the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019 and significant obligations of Carriers and CSPs, in relation to the ECS, are clearly documented and understood.

The 2020 revision of the Code was undertaken to ensure alignment with changes made to the Determination and as part of the Codes scheduled review.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2020.

Comments


Communications Alliance Ltd invites public comment on the following draft Industry Code.

Draft:C661:2020 Reducing Scam Calls Industry Code

The Reducing Scam Calls Industry Code has been developed to set out a process for identifying, tracing, blocking and otherwise disrupting Scam Calls, which are increasingly having both social and economic impacts on Australians. Scams are an international challenge for both industry and regulators worldwide but one which industry are committed to addressing..

The processes developed in the Code are built on improved information sharing between Carriers/Carriage Service Providers (C/CSPs), as well as improved information sharing between industry and regulators. The Code provides a framework for co-operation that industry believes will ultimately lead to the identification of scammers so enforcement action can be taken. A number of disruptive measures will be introduced which industry expect will also reduce the number of Scam Calls reaching Australian consumers.

Information on the Working Committee which revised the Code, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) ON FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020.

Comments


Communications Alliance Calls for Input to Review of Guideline G660:2018, Assisting Customers Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence

The Guideline is a reference document for how providers can assist customers who are experiencing domestic or family violence. It was published in October 2018, and provides a range of methods and tools providers can consider, in addition to education for everyone in the telecommunications industry on the types and impacts of domestic and family violence.

Communications Alliance will begin revising the document at the beginning of 2020. While the revision will be a consultative process, this input is vital to direct its scope and focus.

We are seeking input on experiences using the Guideline by both telecommunications suppliers and consumers, new information or practices to consider, or recommended changes. We welcome input from all relevant parties, including consumers, specialists in domestic and family violence services, law enforcement, and industry.

The current Guideline can be found here: https://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/guidelines/G660

To submit your input, you can use the Submit Comments form on our website, or send input or questions via email to info@commsalliance.com.au.

THE CALL FOR INPUT CLOSED AT 5:00 P.M. (AEST) ON FRIDAY 10 JANUARY 2020.