Documents under review

All Communications Alliance published documents (Code/Guideline/Standard) are reviewed from time to time.

Review aims

To identify:
  • any existing issues with the document;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the document;
  • any gaps in the document;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and
  • expected impact of technology changes.
The document review will focus on its obligations and what it delivers, rather than compliance with the document, noting that it operates in the current legislative framework.

Review process

The Communications Alliance Document Maintenance Policy and Process defines the policy on the review of Communications Alliance documents.

All comments received will be considered by representatives of stakeholders to prepare a specific recommendation and reasons to revise, reconfirm or withdraw the published document.

Outcomes of the review

The outcome of the review of a document will be a decision to revise, amend (in the case of Standards), reconfirm or withdraw the published document.

Note that a review will not necessarily lead to the document being changed with a new version being published.

Want to submit a comment on document under review?

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments via email or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post or fax.

All submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

Documents under review – open for comment


AS/ACIF S006:2008 Requirements for Customer Equipment, operating in the voiceband, for connection to the non-switched Telecommunications Network

AS/ACIF S006 specifies the technical requirements for Customer Equipment that is designed or intended for connection to a non-switched Telecommunications Network presented as a cable pair interface, operating in the voice frequency band and does not have a DC or out-of-band signalling capability or DC power feed. This Standard has been reconfirmed once in 2013.

The aims of the review are to identify:

  • any existing issues with the Standard
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Standard;
  • any gaps in the Standard;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the Standard is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily; and
  • expected impact of technology changes.

The Standard can be downloaded from  http://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/Standards/s006.

COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED AT 5.00 P.M. ON FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2018


Documents under review – comment period expired

The comment period has expired for the documents under review listed below.


Comments sought on Industry Guideline G596:2013 Communication Support for Emergency Response

Communications Alliance is seeking comments for a scheduled review of the:

G596:2013 Communication Support for Emergency Response Industry Guideline. The purpose of the Guideline is to provide a standard procedure for the cooperative handling by Carriers and Carriage Service Providers of incidents that require the coordination and communication support of Emergency response.

The Guideline can be downloaded from 
http://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/all/guidelines/g596

The aim of the review is to identify:

  • any existing issues with the Guideline;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Guideline;
  • any gaps in the Guideline;
  • clarifications that improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily;
  • expected impact of technology changes; and
  • whether a need exists to amend, reconfirm or withdraw the Guideline.

Further information can be found on the Documents under review webpage. 

Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

All submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. (AEST) on Friday 20 July 2018.