21 April 2017 The Turnbull Government will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions of the Copyright Act prior to introducing legislation. An expanded safe harbour regime would provide a useful mechanism for rights holders to have material that...
20 April 2017 The Turnbull Government today tabled its response to a Senate References Committee on Environment and Communications report on Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet. The Committee’s report made four recommendations, including: 1. C...
12 April 2017
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr
Kim Ledger and Ms Caroline Elliott as members to the Board of the National Film
and Sound Archive (NFSA) for three year terms.
Mr Ledger, the father of the late
award-winning actor Heath Ledger, has experience in the film industry, havi...
12 April 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced that all spectrum on offer in the unallocated 700 MHz spectrum band was sold in a competitive auction to TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA). TPG purchased the 2 x 10 MHz lot for $1.26 billion and VHA purchased the 2 x 5 MHz lot ...
am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr John Clarke and extend my sincere condolences
to his family, friends and colleagues.
was a master of satire and an accomplished actor. His performance in Death in Brunswick was a favourite.
in New Zealand, his talent was evident from ear...
7 April 2017
The Turnbull Government has today
announced a new program to provide consumers with greater information on the
speeds and experience they can expect from fixed-line broadband services
delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN).
The Broadband Performance Monitoring
6 April 2017
Government has announced the formation of an Audio Description Working Group to
examine options for increasing the availability of audio description services
in Australia, following the ABC’s recent trial on iview.
description is a verbal commentary that com...
5 April 2017The Coalition’s
National Broadband Network has now connected more than two million Australian
homes and businesses to fast and affordable broadband – compared to only 51,000
active connections after two terms of Labor Government.The achievement
demonstrates that the Coalition Governm...
28 March 2017
Government will provide more than $160,000 over four years to promote Australian
authors and illustrators through a strong Australian presence at the
pre-eminent global Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy.
Funding for the group was provided through the...
A repatriation ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last night to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions. Direct descendants, community members and representatives from Aboriginal Land Councils attended the re...