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...
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...
15 August 2017
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
In July, the
rollout reached the halfway milestone and nbn reached the $1 billion ann...
the Senate has passed the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment
Bill 2016 to significantly enhance the security of our critical
Bill will be the ninth significant tranche of national security legislation the
11 August 2017
has reappointed the Deputy Director and three members of the Classification
Anderson has four years’ experience as Deputy Director and has been reappointed
until 24 July 2020.
members, Mr Jarrah Rushton has been reap...
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...
9 August 2017
Turnbull Government’s online gambling reforms passed the Senate today.
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...
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...
1 August 2017
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
The ACMA is
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...