In most countries there exists a regulatory body tasked with overseeing compliance of products that deal with electromagnetic energy or radiocommunications devices. In Australia, that organisation is the Australia Communications and Media Authority, or ACMA.
The ACMA's responsibilities include:
- promoting self-regulation and competition in the communications industry, while protecting consumers and other users
- fostering an environment in which electronic media respect community standards and respond to audience and user needs
- managing access to the radiofrequency spectrum
- representing Australia 's communications interests internationally.
A compliance label on a device indicates that it has been certified by its supplier as meeting any standards that apply to that device. The ACMA has provided a comprehensive article describing its regulatory compliance marks that can appear on product compliance labels, which can be found here.