This ACMA is reviewing the Telecommunications Service Provider (Premium Services) Determination 2004 (No. 1), which will automatically cease after 10 years unless action is taken to preserve it. The Determination regulates the provision of information about premium services and how to bar these services. The consultation paper invites submissions on whether the Determination should cease or be remade. It notes that there have been significant changes in the premium services market since 2004, including the migration of premium services to the internet. The consultation paper argues that safeguards for premium services on the internet are provided by Australian Consumer Law and the Broadcasting Services Act. The paper also notes that the number of TIO complaints regarding premium services has been declining.
For more information, please see the ACMA press release.
The consultation paper is available here.
The closing date for submissions is Friday 10 May 2013.