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


G642:2016 INSTALLATION OF BROADCAST CABLING AND CONNECTION OF DIGITAL BROADCAST EQUIPMENT TO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

G642 provides guidance for installation of Broadcast Cabling and digital broadcast interfaces used with Digital Broadcast Equipment intended for connection to a C/CSP’s Telecommunications Network. The requirements in this Guideline seek to provide recommendations which are consistent with the aims of the Telecommunications Act 1997. Specifically these aims are to protect the integrity of a Telecommunications Network; and to protect the health and safety of persons.

Where this Guideline is referenced by the ACMA in the Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 2013, this will have the effect of exempting from the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 all Broadcast Cabling work performed in accordance with this Guideline. The Cabling Provider Rules reference the Cabling Work Declaration to determine whether any cabling work which is not of a kind mentioned in Schedule 1 of the Declaration is a type of cabling for the purposes of Division 9 of Part 21 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

The Guideline can be downloaded from here.

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on FRIDAY 15 APRIL 2022.


Documents under review – comment period expired

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


C525:2017 INCORPORATING VARIATION NO.1/2018 - HANDLING OF LIFE THREATENING AND UNWELCOME COMMUNICATIONS

The aims of the review are to identify:
  • any existing issues with the Code;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Code;
  • any gaps in the Code;
  • any clarifications that may improve requirements;
  • whether the document is meeting the needs of industry and the community satisfactorily;
  • any expected impacts of technology changes; and
  • whether a need exists to amend, reconfirm or withdraw the Code.
The Code can be downloaded from here.

Further information can be found on the Documents under review webpage. Submissions closed 5 p.m. on Friday 11th March 2022. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

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.


C540:2013 LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY - INCORPORATING VARIATION NO.1/2016

The Code sets out inter-Carrier/CSP operational procedures for the implementation of Local Number Portability processes.

The aims of the review are to identify:
  • any existing issues with the Code;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Code;
  • any gaps in the Code;
  • 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 Code.
The Code can be downloaded from here.

There are also a number of operational Guidelines which accompany the Code. These should be considered to determine if amendments are required.
G602.1:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 1 - General, give back and ported local number register processing
G602.2:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 2 - Category A Processing
G602.4:2016 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 4 - Category C Processing
G602.5:2013 Local Number Portability IT Specifications and Operations Manual Part 5 - Category D Processing Defines the Category D Processing
G603:2013 Local Number Portability IT Test Strategy
G613.1:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan Part 1
G613.2:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan part 2 - Category A
G613.4:2016 Local Number Portability IT Test Plan Part 4 - Category C
G613.5:2013 Local number portability it test plan part 5 - Category D

You can use the Submit Comments form to submit your comments, submit via email (info@commsalliance.com.au) or go to the Contact Us webpage to obtain other contact methods such as by post.

All submissions closed at 5 p.m. on Friday 20th August 2021. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

LOCAL NUMBER PORTABILITY - INCORPORATING VARIATION NO.1/2016

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  • Two confidential submissions were received


C566:2005 RIGHTS OF USE OF NUMBERS

Specifies what is meant by a customer's rights of use of his/her number(s) and the obligations of carriage service providers in relation to the customer's number(s) when the customer's number(s) is reserved, issued and in quarantine.

The aims of the review are to identify:
  • any existing issues with the Code;
  • whether any process improvement is required, from operational experience in dealing with the Code;
  • any gaps in the Code;
  • 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 Code.
The Code can be downloaded from  
Communications Alliance - C566:2005 Rights of Use of Numbers (commsalliance.com.au)

All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Friday 14th May 2021. Submissions received will be made publicly available on the Communications Alliance website unless the submitter requests otherwise.

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.

Comments on Rights of Use of Numbers

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Communications Alliance Revising Guideline G660:2018, Assisting Customers Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence

The Guideline is a reference document for how providers can assist customers who are experiencing domestic or family violence. It was published in October 2018, and provides a range of methods and tools providers can consider, in addition to education for everyone in the telecommunications industry on the types and impacts of domestic and family violence.

Communications Alliance reviewed the document in 2019 and 2020, with an initial public comment period that closed on Friday 10 January 2020.

We sought input on experiences using the Guideline by both telecommunications suppliers and consumers, new information or practices to consider, or recommended changes. We welcomed input from all relevant parties, including consumers, specialists in domestic and family violence services, law enforcement, and industry.

A Working Group, consisting of industry and consumer representatives, is now revising the document, and anticipates further consultation at a later stage.

The current Guideline can be found here

Send input or questions via email to info@commsalliance.com.au.