Australian policy and legislation

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Government review of disability standards in education


Peter Garrett, Minister for School Education, has released a discussion paper which encourages people to contribute to the Review into Disability Standards for Education 2005.

The Review of Disability Standards for Education 2005 discussion paper provides an important opportunity for education providers, training colleges, teachers and parents to provide feedback about important issues that may require comment. The aim of the Review is to improve “the education and training experience for people with disability”.

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Policy on trials of 3DTV and emerging TV technologies announced


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released its response to the discussion paper, ‘Temporary trials of 3DTV and other emerging technologies’.

The ACMA’s response concluded that any trial of 3DTV or other emerging television technologies, such as audio description, by major networks on available television spectrum should not be longer than one month and should safeguard consumer interests.

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Media Access Review

The Department of Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) has finished conducting an investigation into access to electronic media for the hearing and vision impaired.  

The Media Access Review started in April 2008, and has involved the Department's release of a Discussion Report and responses to the report, and the Department's subsequent release of a Discussion Paper and responses to the discussion paper. 

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