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Enabling Regulatory AmendmentsThe Spectrum Management FrameworkSecondary markets for spectrumThe Objects of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

Enabling Regulatory Amendments

Long-term reform agendas often begin with important, but minor, quick fixes. To start the process, some small definitional amendments to existing legislation are being made as a priority.Read more…

The Spectrum Management Framework

Technology advances are finding new and important uses for spectrum, but spectrum is becoming increasingly scarce. Does this mean the existing spectrum management framework needs significant reform?Read more…

Secondary markets for spectrum

These papers explore the role of secondary markets for spectrum in Australia and consider how secondary spectrum markets can be facilitated.Read more…

The Objects of the Radiocommunications Act 1992

This paper is the first in a series that will look at the legislative framework that underpins spectrum management in Australia.Read more…

Submissions closed on discussion papers

Submissions responding to discussion papers released through Spectrum Square closed on 31 May 2013. Four non-confidential submissions were received and can be viewed on the Submissions page of this website.


About the Spectrum Square

  • The Spectrum Square gives interested stakeholders and the general public the opportunity to participate in the policy development process.
  • It is an important part of the Department of Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy’s ongoing dialogue with industry and the public on spectrum policy issues.
  • This site is a place for discussion on spectrum-related issues and questions.
  • Readers are invited to comment on the short policy papers published on this site, suggest further topics for consideration, and express their views on various related topics.

Why participate in the Spectrum Square?

  • Technological changes, convergence and the rapidly increasing demand for spectrum generated by the use of mobile broadband, are testing the responsiveness and relevance of the current spectrum management framework.
  • Through the Spectrum Square website, the Department will release a series of discussion papers to engage stakeholders on spectrum policy and management issues. A number of papers have already been published, and we will be releasing more over the next 12 months.
  • On this site you can raise issues, make submissions, put forward your ideas and discuss spectrum policy matters.
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