The ACMA is seeking public comment on the remaking of five radiocommunications standards that support the regulatory arrangements for devices. The standards discussed in the consultation paper will sunset unless they are remade before their sunsetting date.
The Legislation Act 2003 provides a regime for the automatic repeal of regulations and other legislative instruments after 10 years, unless action is taken to exempt them. This process is referred to as ‘sunsetting’. To preserve the effect of a standard, it needs to be remade before the sunset date.
This consultation affects the following standards:
|Name of standard||Short name||Sunset Date|
|Radiocommunications (Digital Cordless Communications Devices – DECT Devices) Standard 2007||DECT Standard||1 October 2017|
|Radiocommunications (Digital Cordless Communications Devices – PHS Devices) Standard 2007||PHS Standard||1 October 2017|
|Radiocommunications (Devices Used in the Inshore Boating Radio Services Band) Standard 2008||Inshore Boating Standard||1 October 2018|
|Radiocommunications (HF CB and Handphone Equipment) Standard 2008||Handphone Standard||1 October 2018|
|Radiocommunications (Cordless Telephone) Standard 2008||Cordless Telephone Standard||1 April 2019|
Consultation closes: 26 May 2017. Full details can be found here.