ACMA the Australian Communications and Media Authority is looking for public consulting on the draft Radio Communications Equipment (General) Rules 2021.
While existing standards and labelling notices will be saved as equipment rules under the new arrangements, some new equipment rules will be necessary to maintain 4 objectives:
- to ensure the application of sanctions for possession, operation or supply of devices that do not comply with mandated standards
- to enable the ACMA to provide permits for the use, possession and supply of non-standard devices
- to ensure the continuation of prohibitions and obligations for labelling equipment that complies with standards
- to maintain existing limitations on the supply of mobile phone repeaters, to ensure that such devices may only be supplied to people licensed to operate them