ACMA Chair reappointed

Nerida O’Loughlin has been reappointed as Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for another three years.

Nerida O’Loughlin: three more years at ACMA

Communications minister Michelle Rowland says Ms O’Loughlin’s reappointment provides continuity as ACMA works to deliver outcomes for consumers and industry, and implement government reforms.

She says Ms O’Loughlin has extensive executive and regulatory experience, and is well respected across the sector.

In her current term Ms O’Loughlin has led ACMA’s work on telecommunications consumer safeguards, overseen the establishment  the National Self-Exclusion Register and Australia’s first SMS ID Registry, and enforced anti-scam and illegal gambling rules.
She has also worked on media diversity, disinformation on digital platforms, and digital connectivity.  

“Since her appointment in 2017, Ms O’Loughlin has led the ACMA to deliver important reforms and regulatory activities in the communications and media industries,” Ms Rowland said in a statement.
“This includes better supporting consumers facing financial hardship pressures in paying their telecommunications bills, mitigating consumer harms in gambling advertising, enforcing anti-scam rules and taking enforcement action against corporations for non-compliance with Australia’s spam unsubscribe rules.
“The Chair’s continuity will provide the Authority ongoing certainty as the Albanese Government continues its media and digital platforms reform agenda.”

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