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Successful completion of residual lots spectrum auction

Mobile network operators will soon be able to improve voice and broadband services following the successful completion of the multiband residual lots spectrum auction by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).  The process saw 33 spectrum lots put up for auction in th...

Major reform to copyright safe harbour legislation

6 December 2017 The Turnbull Government will today introduce the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 to extend the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act to the disability, education, library, archive and cultural sectors. This represents the first step taken to signif...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Women - Turnbull Government is taking action to stop image-based abuse

6 December 2017The Turnbull Government today introduced landmark legislation to prevent the sharing of intimate images online without consent.This legislation builds on the Turnbull Government’s commitment to ensuring women are safe at home, safe on the streets and safe online.The Turnbull Governmen...

Joint release Treasurer - ACCC TO REVIEW DIGITAL PLATFORM SERVICES

The Turnbull Government is taking action to strengthen competition within Australia’s media industry, and support local jobs. The Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to hold an inquiry into the impact of digital platform services on the state of competi...

Joint release - Minister for Indigenous Affairs - National Indigenous Languages Convention: Protecting, preserving and celebrating Indigenous languages

  1 December 2017 The Turnbull Government will host a National Indigenous Languages Convention on the Gold Coast on 23 February 2018. The Convention will explore how digital technologies can be used to protect and preserve Indigenous languages and encourage collaborations between ...

Copyright Tribunal appointments

1 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced the reappointment of Dr Rhonda Smith as a part-time Member of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia and the appointment of two new part-time members. Dr Smith has served on the Tribunal since 2001 and brings extensive economics and competi...

$231,000 boost for major regional arts project ‘In Country’

29 November 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide $231,000 for a project to promote arts and cultural engagement in regional Australia called In Country. In Country will be a practical resource for those working in regional Australia and will include guidelines, case studies, brochures, videos a...

ANAO report on satellite support scheme released

29 November 2017 The Turnbull Government welcomes the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) audit report regarding the administration of the NBN Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme. The report found that NBN Co Limited was effective in managing the contract and demand for the NSS scheme by m...

Mungo Man makes his way home

The remains of Mungo Man and 104 other ancestors from the Willandra Lakes region commenced their journey home to the Mungo National Park after a ceremony in Canberra. Traditional Owners are now accompanying the ancestors on their return to Country. Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullio...

Council of the National Library of Australia reappointment

Council of the National Library of Australia reappointment 15 November 2017 The Turnbull Government has reappointed Mr Thomas Bradley QC to the Council of the National Library of Australia (NLA) for a second three year term. Mr Bradley has been a barrister for more than 15 years and was...

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