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Australian showcase at international children’s book fair

28 March 2017  The Australian 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...

Joint Release with the Minister for Indigenous Affairs - First Australians’ ancestral remains return to country

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...

Joint Media Release with Minister for Finance - Reappointment of Mr Bill Morrow to the nbn Board

23 March 2017 The 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 ongoing. As CEO and Executive Dire...

Joint Media Release with Prime Minister - Appointment of the ABC Board Chairman

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...

Improving access to copyright material

22 March 2017 The 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...

Screen Australia Board appointments

  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...

New portfolio arrangements for the Arts

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...

Vale Bill Leak

10 March 2017   The nation has lost a significant Australian and a talented artist whose mind and hand formed words and images that 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

  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 ...

Government releases consumer representation review report

27 February 2017 The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) will continue to be funded as the peak body representing telecommunications consumers, following a review of section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997. The final report on the review of telecommunic...

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