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AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY ACT 2005


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Definitions  
   4.      When does an inquiry, investigation or hearing end?  
   5.      When is there a vacancy?  

   PART 2--ACMA--'S ESTABLISHMENT, FUNCTIONS, POWERS AND LIABILITIES

           Division 1--Establishment

   6.      Establishment  

           Division 2--Functions

   7.      ACMA's functions  
   8.      ACMA's telecommunications functions  
   9.      ACMA's spectrum management functions  
   10.     ACMA's broadcasting, content and datacasting functions  
   11.     ACMA's additional functions  

           Division 3--Powers

   12.     ACMA's powers  

           Division 4--Requirements relating to these functions and powers

   14.     Minister may give directions to ACMA  
   15.     ACMA not otherwise subject to direction  
   16.     Consistency with CER Trade in Services Protocol  
   17.     ACMA to consult ACCC in relation to management of electronic addressing  

   PART 3--ACMA--'S MEMBERSHIP

           Division 2--Membership

              Subdivision A--Members

   19.     Membership  
   20.     Appointment of members  
   21.     Period of appointment for members  
   22.     Acting Chair  
   23.     Acting appointments--members other than the Chair  

              Subdivision B--Associate members

   24.     Appointment of associate members  
   25.     Period of appointment for associate members  
   26.     Acting appointments--associate members  
   27.     Associate members to be treated as members for certain purposes in other Acts  

           Division 3--Terms and conditions for members and associate members

   28.     Remuneration  
   29.     Disclosure of interests  
   31.     Outside employment  
   32.     Leave of absence  
   33.     Resignation  
   34.     Termination of appointment  
   35.     Other terms and conditions  

   PART 4--DECISION-MAKING AND DELEGATION BY ACMA

           Division 1--Meetings

   36.     Times and places of meetings  
   37.     Notice of meetings  
   38.     Presiding at meetings  
   39.     Quorum  
   40.     Participation etc. by associate members at meetings  
   41.     Voting at meetings etc.  
   42.     Conduct of meetings  
   43.     Minutes  

           Division 2--Decisions without meetings

   44.     Decisions without meetings  
   45.     Record of decisions  

           Division 3--Divisions

   46.     Divisions  
   47.     Meetings of a Division  
   48.     Division can make decisions without meetings  
   49.     Minutes etc.  

           Division 4--Delegations

   50.     Delegations by ACMA to a Division  
   51.     Delegations by ACMA to others  
   52.     Delegations by a Division  
   53.     Limit on powers delegable to persons other than Divisions  

   PART 5--ACMA--'S STAFF ETC.

   54.     Staff  
   55.     Arrangements with authorities of the Commonwealth  

   PART 6--CORPORATE PLANNING AND REPORTING BY ACMA

   56.     Corporate plans  
   57.     Annual reports  

   PART 7--ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND THE CONSUMER CONSULTATIVE FORUM

   58.     Advisory committees  
   59.     Consumer Consultative Forum  

   PART 7A--DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

   59A.    Disclosure to Ministers  
   59B.    Disclosure to public servants for advising their Ministers  
   59C.    Disclosure to Royal Commissions  
   59D.    Disclosure to certain authorities  
   59E.    Disclosure with consent  
   59F.    Disclosure of publicly available information  
   59G.    Disclosure of summaries and statistics  
   59H.    Disclosure authorised by regulations  
   59J.    This Part does not limit disclosure by ACMA official  
   59K.    Relationship with Part 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1997  
   59L.    Delegation of Chair's powers under this Part  

   PART 8--OTHER MATTERS

   60.     Charges relating to ACMA's expenses  
   61.     Charges are payable to the Commonwealth  
   62.     ACMA's expenses include related Commonwealth expenses  
   62A.    Proceedings in the name of the ACMA  
   62B.    Decisions relating to the Commonwealth etc.  
   63.     Chair not subject to direction by ACMA on certain matters  
   64.     Definitions determination  
   65.     Determinations may define expressions by reference to other instruments  
   66.     Person not to use protected name or protected symbol  
   67.     ACMA to maintain Register of policy notifications and Ministerial directions  
   68.     Regulations  


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