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Telecommunications competition law amendments

24 November 2016 The Turnbull Government today announced new legislation will be introduced to repeal the telecommunications-specific anti-competitive conduct laws of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The changes follow the Government’s decision to strengthen the general misu...

New eSafety Commissioner appointed in expanded role to combat non-consensual sharing of intimate images

JOINT RELEASE SENATOR HON MICHAELIA CASHMINISTER FOR WOMEN23 November 2016 The Turnbull Government today announced the appointment of a new Children’s eSafety Commissioner with expanded responsibilities to take a lead role in combatting the non-consensual sharing of intimate images (commonly r...

Government loan secures NBN rollout

18 November 2016Under the Coalition, the NBN is on schedule, ahead of its revenue forecasts and has met or exceeded its key rollout targets across two financial years.The Government’s equity contribution of $29.5 billion to NBN Co (nbn) is expected to be fully utilised in the current financial ...

Coalition Government introduces legislation to combat illegal offshore wagering

JOINT MEDIA RELEASEHON ALAN TUDGE MINISTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES10 November 2016The Coalition Government has today introduced legislation into the Parliament to combat illegal offshore wagering. The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (the Bill) amends the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) ...

Reappointment of NBN Co Limited non-executive directors

  9 November 2016   The Government has reappointed Patrick Flannigan and Justin Milne for additional three-year terms as non-Executive Directors of the Board of NBN Co Limited (nbn). Mr Milne and Mr Flannigan are well-established industry figures with l...

Labor stuck in the 80s on media law reform

7 November 2016Bill Shorten and Labor have revealed their duplicity on media law reform, by not declaring their position before the election, and opposing it after. Labor has abandoned thousands of local jobs in the media industry. Labor seeks to deny local businesses the chance to grow an...

ACCC report highlights strong growth in NBN connections

4 November 2016The Turnbull Government welcomes the release of the ACCC’s third Wholesale Market Indicators Report which shows strong demand for fast broadband services delivered over the National Broadband Network. The report confirms that wholesale broadband services, sold on to consumers by inter...

New online reporting tool to tackle non-consensual sharing of intimate images

JOINT MEDIA RELEASEThe Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Women 28 October 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced the development of a new online reporting tool which will allow victims to report cases of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’) an...

National Opera Review Final Report released

25 October 2016 The Turnbull Government welcomes the release of the National Opera Review Final Report, which explores how Australian audiences can continue to have access to opera performances of the highest artistic standard. The review has examined the artistic vibrancy, engage...

Consultation on consumer representation in the telecommunications industry

25 October 2016 The Department of Communications and the Arts has released an issues paper inviting submissions on the effectiveness of section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, under which the Government provides funding for telecommunications consumer representation and research. A...

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