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.

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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 C637:2019 Mobile Premium Services Industry Code Incorporating Variation No.1/2021

Draft: DR C637:2019 (464 KB)

Terms of Reference

The Mobile Premium Services Code sets out rules that apply to service providers in relation to the supply of Mobile Premium Services in Australia.

The proposed variation to the Code was made to align with a consultation being undertaken by the Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA). The ACMA consultation is seeking submissions on a proposal to cease the operation of the Telecommunications Service Provider (Mobile Premium Services) Determination 2010 (No. 1) and the Telecommunications Service Provider (Mobile Premium Services) Determination 2010 (No. 2) (MPS Determinations). Both instruments are due to sunset on 1 April 2021.

This variation includes the introduction of obligations from the MPS Determinations to require CSPs to:
  • implement a service that enables customers to request barring of all Premium Services;
  • have in place processes to activate customer requests for the barring of Premium Services as soon as practicable; and
  • not charge a fee for the barring of Premium Services.
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) SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021.

Comments


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 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.