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Turnbull Government working with Senate crossbench to secure passage of vital Media Reforms

17 August 2017 Constructive discussions with Senate colleagues to secure the passage of the Media Reform package continue. The package has the unanimous support of the Australian media industry. Negotiations with the NXT have been productive and conducted in good faith. NXT Senators understand the p...

One Nation support for media reform package

15 August 2017 The Turnbull Government welcomes the support of Pauline Hanson's One Nation for the media reform package currently before the Senate. One Nation will support the package in return for the Government implementing and introducing legislation, where necessary, to give effect t...

Joint Minister for Finance - nbn reports strong financial performance in full year results

15 August 2017 Shareholder Ministers today congratulated nbn on another strong year of performance, with nbn exceeding each of the key metrics set out in its corporate plan for the 2016-17 financial year. In July, the rollout reached the halfway milestone and nbn reached the $1 billion ann...

Joint Attorney-General - Senate Passes Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

Today the Senate has passed the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 to significantly enhance the security of our critical telecommunications infrastructure. This Bill will be the ninth significant tranche of national security legislation the Coalition Government...

Classification Board and Deputy Director reappointments

11 August 2017 The Government has reappointed the Deputy Director and three members of the Classification Board. Ms Margaret Anderson has four years’ experience as Deputy Director and has been reappointed until 24 July 2020. Full-time members, Mr Jarrah Rushton has been reap...

JOINT ATTORNEY-GENERAL GOVERNMENT ACCEPTS ALL PJCIS RECOMMENDATIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR SECURITY REFORMS

9 August 2017Today we announce the Government has accepted all recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in its advisory report of 30 June on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016.Extensive industry consultation has contributed to th...

Joint Minister for Human Services - Online Gambling Reforms Pass Senate

9 August 2017 The Turnbull Government’s online gambling reforms passed the Senate today. The passage of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) will see a crackdown on illegal offshore providers, the clarification of the law in relation to ‘click to call’ in-play betting a...

Council of the National Museum of Australia appointments

1 August 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Vicki Coltman, Ms Sarah Davies and Ms Fiona Jose to the Council of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) on a part-time basis for three year terms. Ms Coltman has a wealth of experience in the business and arts sectors. She is a Dir...

Turnbull Government bolsters NBN customer experience program

1 August 2017 The Turnbull Government has increased its program of work to ensure customers have a positive experience on the NBN, with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to conduct research and collect data on the NBN customer experience. The ACMA is commissioning ...

Vale Dr G Yunupingu

27 July 2017  I was saddened to hear of the passing of prominent Indigenous music artist Dr G Yunupingu. From the remote community of Galiwinku on Elcho Island, he shared the Yolngu language with the world through his music, bringing to life the deep connection between language and id...

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