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$130,000 to preserve rare five piece bedroom suite

26 June 2017The Turnbull Government will provide $130,000 to assist Museums Victoria with the purchase of a five piece bedroom suite made by WH Rocke & Co through the National Cultural Heritage Account.The bedroom suite is an outstanding example of Australian colonial craftsmanship and includes ...

$1 million to support touring exhibitions in regional Australia

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million to support 17 exhibitions through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program in 2017-18. The funding will assist nine national collecting institutions to tour major exhibitions so that all Austral...

Regional Arts Fund strategic program recipients announced

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $338,535 to support two strategic arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria over four years through the Regional Arts Fund strategic projects stream. The Regional Arts Fund provides support to artists and organisations to crea...

Establishing a sustainable National Relay Service

 23 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will take steps to ensure the sustainability of the National Relay Service (NRS), an important communications safety net for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. Since the current NRS contact was introduced in 2012-13, rapid...

$200,000 funding boost for ArtsReady

23 June 2017The Turnbull Government will provide a $200,000 boost for the ArtsReady program, which assists employers in the arts and culture sector to engage young Australians in traineeships. The 12 month traineeships prepare participants to graduate as job ready for the arts and creative indust...

Tenders to be sought for Next-Generation Triple Zero Emergency Call Service

23 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will shortly issue a Request for Tender (RFT) to deliver the next-generation Triple Zero Emergency Call Service with integrated location-based data services. The tender process follows an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process conducted in late 2016. ...

Labor votes against Australia’s media industry and Australian jobs

21 June 2017Today in the House of Representatives the Australian Labor Party voted against every element of the Turnbull Government’s Media Reform package by opposing the second and third reading of the relevant bills.Despite claiming they support most of the package, and despite claiming that parts...

eSafety Commissioner to enhance online safety for all Australians

20 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will enhance online safety for all Australians and provide clarity for reporting online safety issues following the passage of the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017. The bill will rename the eSafety Commissioner, previously known as th...

Joint Release - Minister for Regional Communications - Government releases Productivity Commission report into the Universal Service Obligation

19 June 2017The Turnbull Government today tabled the Productivity Commission’s (PC’s) report into the telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (USO). The USO is a longstanding consumer safeguard that ensures all Australians have access to voice-only standard telephone services and payphones....

Delivering on improvements to copyright law

15 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has delivered important reforms that will improve access to copyright materials for Australians with a disability, as well as providing confidence to educational facilities, libraries and archives that deal with copyright materials. The passage of the Copyright A...

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