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New Chair for Australia Council Board

21 April 2018 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Sam Walsh AO as Chair of the Australia Council Board for a three year term, commencing 1 July 2018. Mr Walsh is a passionate supporter of the arts, having served in a range of capacities in Australia and the UK over several decades. He has bee...

Government announces telecommunications Consumer Safeguards Review

17 April 2018 The Turnbull Government has released the terms of reference for a review into consumer safeguards in the telecommunications sector.  The review will be undertaken in three parts: Ensuring that consumers have access to an effective complaints handling and redress scheme that pro...

Statement in response to TIO half-yearly complaints report

17 April 2018 The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s latest 6-monthly update report indicates there was a total of 84,914 complaints (covering mobile, fixed line telephony, and both pre-NBN and NBN broadband) to the TIO in the 6-month reporting period (July to December 2017). The TIO notes th...

Cricket Australia broadcasting rights announcment

13 April 2018 Today Cricket Australia has announced a new broadcast deal with Seven West Media and Foxtel. The negotiation and allocation of broadcasting rights is entirely a matter for sporting bodies and commercial broadcasters. Government has no role in these negotiations. Broadcasting legisla...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - NBN Co CEO Mr BIll Morrow

4 April 2018 The Government would like to thank Mr Bill Morrow for his outstanding leadership of NBN Co over the past four years, following today’s announcement that he will step down as Chief Executive Officer by the end of 2018. Mr Morrow was appointed to the role of CEO and Executive Direct...

Copyright Tribunal appointment

29 March 2018  The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Michelle Groves as a part-time Member of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for a period of five years commencing on 16 April 2018. Ms Groves is a senior corporate legal counsel with a strong background in int...

Coalition's NBN delivering fast, affordable broadband

29 March 2018  The first results of the ACCC’s broadband speed testing program show the Coalition’s NBN is delivering fast, affordable broadband and consumers are getting the speeds they’ve paid for. “The report shows that retailers are delivering high speed broadband on the NBN even at peak t...

Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of Australia's national broadcasters

29 March 2018  The Turnbull Government has appointed an experienced panel to conduct an Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters. The Inquiry will examine whether Australia’s national broadcasters – the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Special Broad...

Australian Communications and Media Authority Appointments

29 March 2018 The Turnbull Government today announced a number of appointments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ms Creina Chapman has been appointed as Deputy Chair and CEO, Mr Chris Jose and Ms Fiona Cameron have been appointed as new full-time members and Mr...

New gambling advertising rules to commence

16 March 2018The Turnbull Government’s stronger gambling advertising restrictions will commence on 30 March 2018, following the registration of revised broadcast industry codes of practice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).The changes will mean gambling advertising is furth...

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