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Tougher laws to fight online piracy now a reality

28 November 2018 Stronger laws to crack down on online pirates will commence shortly after the Morrison Government’s Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 passed the Parliament today. The Bill strengthens the capacity of Australia’s creative industries to fight copyright infringement t...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - NBN financial results show solid performance

19 November 2018 NBN Co Limited’s (NBN Co’s) 2018-19 first quarter financial year results show strong performance and growth in activations and revenue with the company powering ahead to connect all Australians to fast broadband by 2020. Shareholder Ministers’ welcomed the results which confirm t...

Morrison Government puts telco consumers first

15 November 2018 The Morrison Government has today announced 32 recommendations to further protect telco consumers. The recommendations are contained in Part A of the Consumer Safeguards Review which include strengthening the Australia’s Telecommunications Ombudsman. The findings also look to imp...

NBN charging ahead with more users on higher speeds

13 November 2018 The Morrison Government has welcomed the news of almost 4.5 million premises on an NBN service, with 50Mbps plans accounting for just under 50 per cent of all residential connections. The ACCC quarterly NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report released today also showed more than 2.2 ...

Increased coverage of women’s sports

30 October 2018 Women sports stars have greater opportunities through increased broadcast coverage of their sporting exploits, thanks to funding provided by the Australian Government. In 2017-18, the total coverage for women’s sport, as well as niche and emerging sports, represented a 39 per cent i...

Vale Richard Gill AO

28 October 2018I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Richard Gill AO and extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.Richard’s humble beginnings as a music teacher led him to become one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors specialising in opera, ...

Triple Zero investigation reports released

22 October 2018 Additional measures will be implemented to further strengthen the Triple Zero service, following two investigations into disruptions which occurred in May this year. The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) conducte...

Creative Partnerships Australia Board appointments

19 October 2018 The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Catherine Walter AM to the Board of Creative Partnerships Australia. Her three year term as Chair commences 16 December 2018 and she will commence as a Director immediately. Ms Walter is widely recognised for her contribution to the not-for...

SBS Managing Director

19 October 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the appointment of James Taylor as the Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service. Mr Taylor has been appointed by the SBS Board and will replace Michael Ebeid AM who has served in the role since June 2011. Mr Taylor has been acting CEO...

Taking the fight to online pirates

18 October 2018 The Australian Government is cracking down on online pirates today by giving creative industries even more powerful weapons to fight copyright infringement by overseas pirate websites. The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 – which will be introduced into Parliamen...

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