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ABC and SBS Board appointments

09 November 2017 The Turnbull Government has reappointed Ms Dorothy West and Mr William Lenehan as part-time non-executive Directors to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board for five year terms and will open the independent nomination panel process for a vacancy on the SBS board and the ...

Modernising Australia’s .au domain

19 October 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced a review of the management of the .au domain to ensure it remains fit for purpose in serving the needs of Australians online. The .au domain is an intrinsic part of the identity of many Australian businesses and organisations operating ...

ABC reforms to be introduced into the Senate

18 October 2017 The Turnbull Government will today introduce legislative reforms to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Act to enhance the ABC’s commitment to rural and regional Australia and require its news services to be fair and balanced. The Australian Broadcasting Corporati...

Response to TIO Annual Report 2016-17

18 October 2017The NBN is Australia’s largest infrastructure project, delivering fast broadband to all homes and businesses across Australia by 2020. In 2016-17, the number of premises ready to connect to the NBN increased 97 per cent to 5.7 million. Another 1.3 million homes and businesses connect...

Historic media reforms pass Parliament

16 October 2017 The biggest reform to Australian media laws in nearly three decades will now become law after the Turnbull Government’s comprehensive package of legislation achieved final passage through the House of Representatives today. The Government’s reforms will strengthen Australian media o...

New portal tackles the non-consensual sharing of intimate images

15 October 2017 The Turnbull Government has welcomed the eSafety Commissioner’s announcement today about the delivery of the pilot for a new national portal for reporting instances of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (colloquially known as image-based abuse or revenge pornography). ...

Turnbull Government to convene 5G working group

12 October 2017 The Turnbull Government today released a 5G directions paper and will convene a working group to drive the deployment of 5G mobile technology in Australia. While Australians have already shown an insatiable appetite for mobile technology using existing 3G and 4G networks, t...

Classification Review Board appointments

6 October 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed a new Convenor, Deputy Convenor and three members to the Classification Review Board. Ms Fiona Jolly has been appointed as Convenor until 2 January 2019. Ms Jolly was formerly the Deputy Convenor of the Board. Ms Susan Knowles...

National Opera Review Final Report Government response

22 September 2017 The Turnbull Government acknowledges the importance of opera in the Australian cultural landscape and is pleased to provide its full response to the recommendations of the National Opera Review Final Report. Earlier this year the Government announced its initial respo...

Joint Trevor Evans MP - Rare meteorite to stay in Australia

21 September 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide $50,000 to help the Queensland Museum to purchase a rare 15.3 kilogram meteorite, the first of its type to be discovered in Australia. The funding, through the National Cultural Heritage Account, secures the dendritic trolite-irons ...

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