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Government approves auction process for 5G spectrum

8 March 2018 The Turnbull Government today announced that 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band will be sold at competitive auction, paving the way for new 5G services in metropolitan and regional Australia. Spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band is highly valuable, being recognised internationally as...

Reform to telecommunications carrier powers and immunities to deliver better telecoms services for consumers

1 March 2018 Australian consumers will see improved phone and internet services at affordable prices following reforms to telecommunications carrier powers and immunities.Carrier powers and immunities are designed to strike the right balance between the community’s need to access reliable, affo...

More affordable NBN outpacing consumer demand

27 February 2018 The Coalition’s faster, more affordable rollout of the National Broadband Network is delivering more bandwidth than consumers require, both now and into the future, new research has found.The report, Demand for fixed-line broadband in Australia by the Bureau of Commun...

New learning areas for St Gerard's Primary School

22 February 2018 Students and staff at St Gerard’s Primary School in Victoria will have full use of new general learning areas thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government.Minister Fifield officially opened the new facility in North Dandenong today on behalf of the Minister for Education and ...

NBN Co Limited continues to deliver, with strong half year results

12 February 2018 NBN Co Limited’s (nbn’s) 2017-18 half yearly results show the company is continuing to achieve strong growth in activations as it speeds towards connecting 8 million premises by 2020.nbn remains on track to complete the initial build by 2020, with over 95 per cent of ...

New NBN pricing delivering better broadband for consumers

8 February 2018 New wholesale pricing on the National Broadband Network is delivering a better broadband experience for consumers, according to the ACCC’s latest Wholesale Market Indicators report released today.The report shows the introduction of new wholesale pricing has resulted in a substa...

Boost to broadband consumer protections

21 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced a range of new protections to ensure broadband customers get the level of service they expect from their retail service provider as they transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).  The new protections will empower co...

Appointment as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

20 December 2017 I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate in addition to my ongoing roles as Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts. I welcome Bridget McKenzie to the portfolio as Minister for Regional Commun...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 We would like to warmly congratulate our friend and leadership colleague George Brandis on a long and distinguished contribution to Australian politics and the law. George has served Australia extremely well as Australia’s 36th Attorney-General and has made an o...

Turnbull Government to improve regional telecoms delivery with new Universal Service Guarantee

20 December 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced a program of work to implement a new Universal Service Guarantee (USG), which will ensure all Australians have access to voice and broadband services, regardless of where they live. As part of the development of the new USG, the Gov...

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