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Media

AGS has expertise in all aspects of media regulation across the Commonwealth. We authoritatively and regularly interpret sections of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, the Telecommunications Act 1997 and the Radiocommunications Act 1992. We understand the complex interactions between these Acts and other legislation. Our whole-of-government perspective brings a broader and strategic perspective to our regulatory advice.

In helping clients to navigate this broad regulatory regime, AGS can draw upon its constitutional law expertise – particularly in issues of implied freedom of political communication – and government-specific administrative law skills. Our practitioners have senior in-house experience at key communications agencies.

We have litigated extensively on behalf of media regulatory authorities in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT), Federal and High Courts, in foundational and critical cases, and have an excellent working relationship with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). We understand the procedural and political nuances of media regulation in Australia and have a proud history of providing robust and unconflicted advice to government.

AGS can assist your agency in developing, maintaining and protecting your public communications across all online platforms. We are experts at assessing and managing risk around your social media presence and can advise on privacy, copyright and intellectual property (IP) protection. We understand the critical importance of reputational risk and the tolerances of that risk unique to government.

Our contextual understanding of government enables us to negotiate key contracts for the development and distribution of online services. We have experience in working with your in-house legal and marketing teams to ensure your online and communications presence is fit for purpose and robustly accountable to all relevant government frameworks.