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Minister announces latest steps in 700 MHz ‘digital dividend’ spectrum auction

14 December 2016 The Turnbull Government today announced the latest steps in the upcoming auction of 700 MHz ‘digital dividend’ spectrum, confirming the reserve price and competition limits for the process. The 700 MHz spectrum band is highly valued for 4G mobile broadband services...

Old Parliament House Board reappointments

13 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has reappointed the Hon Dr David Kemp as Chair, Mr Bernard Wright AO as Deputy Chair and the Hon Simon Crean as a member of the Old Parliament House Board for further three year terms. Dr Kemp was a Minister in the Howard Government for ei...

Additional time for community television broadcasters to complete online transition

13 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced community television broadcasters will have an additional six months to transition their services to an online-only platform with an extension to their broadcast licences. In 2014, the Government announced that it would withdr...

Regulatory reforms to strengthen the delivery of superfast broadband

JOINT RELEASESENATOR THE HON FIONA NASH MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 12 December 2016 The Coalition Government today released draft legislation to strengthen the provision of superfast broadband infrastructure for public consultation. The draft legislation sets out provisi...

Faster classification of Netflix content for Australian audiences

7 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced the pilot of a new world-first classification tool that will streamline the process of classifying Netflix content and make it easier for programmes to become available to Australian audiences. The Government has been working wit...

Catalyst funding for Arts Access Australia

HON CHRISTIAN PORTER MPMINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES 3 December 2016   The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and disability peak body, Arts Access Australia, through the Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.  ­­ The Government is c...

NBN Fibre to the Node rollout hits new milestone

1 December 2016 The Turnbull Government’s multi-technology National Broadband Network rollout has hit another milestone, with more than one million fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) connections ready-for-service. Barely a year after the first switch-on, the number of FTTN connections avail...

Landmark media reforms pass the lower house

30 November 2016The Turnbull Government’s media reform legislation today passed through the House of Representatives, the next step towards modernising Australia’s media industry and securing its future. These reforms are vital measures that will unshackle Australia’s media industry from redundant l...

Bill Shorten’s nbn falsehoods show a contempt for the facts

JOINT MEDIA RELEASESENATOR HON MATHIAS CORMANNMINISTER FOR FINANCE 24 November 2016 Bill Shorten’s attempt today to distort well-known facts about nbn’s rollout progress and financing arrangements simply flies in the face of reality. Under the Coalition, the NBN is on schedule, a...

Funding boost for Sounds Australia

24 November 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced $1.16m funding for Sounds Australia to further develop Australia's national and international contemporary music industry. This funding of $290,000 per year over four years will complement a $1.2 million investment by the Aust...

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