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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10414967
Australian Communications and Media Authority Closing date: Sunday, 19 October 2008
Job Title: Principal Lawyer
Division: Legal Services Division
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $103,789 - $107,263
Location: Canberra, Sydney,Melbourne
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 928

Job Description


The Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) in-house Legal Services Division provides legal support and assistance to the Authority and all aspects of ACMA’s business operations.

ACMA’s Legal Division an exciting opportunity for a talented lawyer to join its team at the principal lawyer level in either one of our central offices in Melbourne, Canberra or Sydney.

The position offers enthusiastic and experienced lawyers the opportunity to be involved in some of the exciting and challenging developments in the regulation of the media and communications industries.

The legal work for in-house lawyers in ACMA is diverse and ranges across legal areas such as statutory interpretation, administrative law, investigation and litigation, input into policy initiatives and development of regulatory instruments.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate high level legal skills, experience in one or more of the relevant legal areas and excellent communications skills. The capacity to work in a team environment, which is located across different geographical locations, is desirable.

About Australian Communications and Media Authority 

ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.

We work with industry and government, locally and internationally, so that Australians can enjoy the best and most innovative media and communications services in a fair, responsible, safe and productive way.

The ACMA provides a supportive and respectful work environment that values the diversity of our employees. Our three main offices are in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Visit for more information on joining our team

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Helen Turnbull, (02)93347924,
Position Contact: Clare O'Reilly, (02)93347703
Apply Address: All applications should be lodged on-line in accordance with the instructions set out on the department's website at
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS39 - 02 Oct 2008 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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