Australia’s anti-spam law – the Spam Act 2003
New Australian legislation relating to spam – the Spam Act 2003 – came into affect on 10 April 2004. Under the new law it is illegal to send, or cause to be sent, ‘unsolicited commercial electronic messages’ that have an Australian link. A message has an ‘Australian link’ if it either originates or was commissioned in Australia, or originates overseas but has been sent to an address accessed in Australia.
The Spam Act covers electronic messages – emails, mobile phone text messages (SMS), multimedia messaging (MMS) and instant messaging (iM) – of a commercial nature. The legislation sets out penalties of up to $1.1 million a day for repeat corporate offenders.
More information can be found on the Australian Communications Authority website.
If you have information to send (Press Release or News) then please forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sending information to any other email address is considered Spam and a breach of this act.