ACMA have released a draft of their standard spectrum planning document, the Five Year Spectrum Outlook 2021-6. They are calling for comments on the draft document.
For amateur radio, the main issue of interest is the statements on pages 18 and 57, which are self explanatory:
We are also aware that many amateurs continue to be interested in operating their stations at higher power limits. Pending implementation of the outcomes associated with the review of licensing arrangements, we are examining the feasibility of, and options for, higher power licensing. We will consult with the amateur community on regulatory proposals.
We also intend to develop options for higher-power amateur licensing. Pending implementation of the outcomes associated with the review of licensing arrangements, we will consult with the amateur community on any regulatory proposals arising from that review in Q2 2022.
The full document may be downloaded from:
This is very good news – RASA has been lobbying for an increase in output power for advanced class amateurs from 400W to 1 kW for the last 3 years. We look forward to the proposals.