Australian Broadcasting Control Board

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The Australian Broadcasting Control Board was an Australian government agency whose main roles were to regulate commercial AM radio, Commercial TV broadcasting and eventually introduce FM broadcasting and regulate that also. It held public hearings and issued commercial broadcasting licenses. It performed the technical planning for the National and Commercial networks. The Postmaster-General's Department was responsible for the engineering functions for the National transmitter facilities and the Commercial stations did their own construction and installation.

The Australian Broadcasting Tribunal took over the functions of the Australian Broadcasting Control Board in the 1970s. The engineering function in some cases was handled by the National Transmission Authority, when the Post Office ceased being responsible for the national broadcasting service. The ABC always handled the studio section of the national network

The Australian Broadcasting Authority took over the functions of the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal.

On 1 July 2005, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) combined the Australian Broadcasting Authority (ABA) and the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) .