ACREM regularly lodges submissions with ACMA and other government agencies on matters that effect the CB bands, users, and/or emergency communications. Often these will be lodged in cooperation with other CB clubs or organisations, or with the support of other groups.
Since the closing of ACBRO (Australian Association of Citizen and Band Radio Operators), ACREM has taken on the role of representing the CB community on general matters that effect the CB community and not just the emergency channels.
Matters that ACREM have lodged submissions for in the past include:
- Use of CB radio for an Australian AMBER Alert system (lodged with the Australian Federal Police, National Missing Persons Unit);
- Recognition/endorsement of CB monitoring organisations at a national level by Emergency Management Australia (lodged with EMA);
- Changes to the UHF CB Standard, lodged with ACMA and Standards Australia;
- Changes to the UHF CB channels from 40 to 80 channels.
ACREM also makes representations to companies, businesses, retailers, government agencies, etc. on matters that effect the CB emergency channels (e.g. the misuse of the emergency channels, misinformation given to customers, etc.) In this role ACREM will often represent other CB users that have come to us with information, whether or not they are members.