As a result of the Administrative Arrangement Order introduced on 5 December 2019, the functions that were previously the responsibility of the Department of Communications and the Arts have been transferred to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications as of 1 February 2020.
Market research is undertaken to gauge consumer standards and behaviour, which is important in policy formulation. In general, this involves members of the community in qualitative or quantitative studies.
Research reviews are specifically undertaken in support of the development of policy advice. This type of research includes the sourcing, interpretation and application of findings from research already undertaken by experts in a number of different disciplines.
Parliamentary Committees provide an opportunity for organisations and individuals to participate in policy making and to have their views placed on the public record and considered as part of the decision-making process.