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...
23 March 2017
Australian Government is pleased to announce the reappointment of nbn CEO Bill
Morrow to the company’s Board as executive director for a further three-year
term, commencing 2 April 2017. Mr Morrow’s appointment as CEO remains
and Executive Dire...
The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce that Mr Justin Milne has been appointed as the Chairman and a non-executive director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board. Mr Milne brings exceptional experience spanning the film, digital media, telecommunications and information tech...
22 March 2017
Turnbull Government today introduced the Copyright Amendment (Disability
Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017 to streamline and simplify the
copyright framework for the disability, education, library and archive sectors
while respecting the interests of copyright holders...
20 March 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced three new appointments to the Screen Australia Board. Ms Megan Brownlow has been appointed as Deputy Chair and she will be joined on the Board by Ms Joanna Werner and Ms Jenny Taing, all for three year terms. Ms Brownlow has extensiv...
18 March 2017
The Turnbull Government has announced changes
to Arts portfolio funding arrangements, with the transfer of the majority of
funds from Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund to the Australia Council. Under these arrangements there will be a
transfer of approximately $61 million...
10 March 2017
The nation has lost a significant
Australian and a talented artist whose mind and hand formed words and
challenged our thinking and helped us make sense of events.
His advocacy for and practice of freedom of
speech and expression thro...
Vale Betty Amsden AO 27 February 2017 I extend my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms Betty Amsden AO DSJ, who passed away peacefully at home in Melbourne over the weekend. We have lost a great friend and an exceptional Australian whose commitment to emerging artists and ...