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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...

Copyright Tribunal re-appointment

16 October 2018 The Australian Government is pleased to announce the re-appointment of the Honourable Justice Andrew Greenwood as the President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for a further term of five years. Justice Greenwood has been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 2005 a...

JOINT RELEASE - Prime Minister - 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

The Hon Scott Morrison MPPrime MinisterSenator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications and the Arts2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced18 October 2018The shortlists for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have today been announced by Prime Minister Scott...

Appointment of new CEO of the Australia Council

12 October 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Mr Adrian Collette AM as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Collette is highly regarded in the Australian arts sector, having worked in various arts leadership rol...

Appointment of ABC Deputy Chair

28 September 2018 The Governor-General has today accepted the Government’s recommendation to appoint Dr Kirstin Ferguson as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) until November 2020. Dr Ferguson’s appointment means she assumes the role of Acting Chair of the ABC until a Cha...


26 September 2018   Having met with the Prime Minister this afternoon, I have asked the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts to undertake an inquiry to establish the facts in relation to today’s media reports surrounding the ABC. The Secretary will report his findings to ...


26 September 2018   From time to time, I have raised factual errors in ABC reporting, but have always respected the legislated operational and editorial independence of the ABC. I have never involved myself in staffing matters, nor am I aware of any member of the Government who has sought to ...

Australian Government welcomes the appointment of new National Portrait Gallery of Australia Director

25 September 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Ms Karen Quinlan as the incoming Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (NPGA). Ms Quinlan is highly regarded in Australia’s arts sector. As Director of the very successful Bendigo Art Galle...

STATEMENT - ABC Managing Director

24 September 2018   The ABC Board today announced the Managing Director would be leaving the organisation and recruitment for a successor would begin. The Government thanks Michelle Guthrie and acknowledges her service as Managing Director of the ABC for the past two and a half years in what i...

JOINT RELEASE - Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing & Disability Services - Have your say on arts and disability

 Have your say on arts and disability 24 September 2018 The Morrison Government is inviting stakeholders and the public to submit their views on the National Arts and Disability Strategy to improve access and participation in the arts for people with disability. Minister for Communications an...

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