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Joint Media Release - Government tables response to the Regional Telecommunications Review report

23 February 2016 The Turnbull Government today tabled its response to the 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review report which made 12 key recommendations to improve telecommunications access in regional, rural and remote Australia. In its response to the report, the Government has highlig...

MEDIA RELEASE - Will the real Shadow Comms Minister please stand up?

Labor’s latest Senate stunt on ‘nbn reporting’ points to an Opposition fast running out of ideas, as the successful nbn rollout notches up 15,000 premises passed a week, and record numbers of new users switching over to fast broadband. Today, Labor derailed the progress of a significant communicatio...

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - Coalition announces rollout schedule to fix mobile black spots

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   17 February 2016 The Coalition Government has released the locations of the first 78 mobile base stations scheduled to be constructed by the end of June 2016 under round 1 of the $385 million Mobile Black Spot Programme. Nineteen mobile base stations ha...

MEDIA RELEASE - Appointment to Council of the Australian

12 February 2016 The Australian Government today announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Derrington as a member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for a period of three years. The Council is responsible for the performance of the museum and also plays an import...

MEDIA RELEASE - Safer Internet Day 2016

9 February 2016 More than 20,000 students across Australia today are participating in Safer Internet Day through Virtual Classrooms run by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.   Minister for Communications Senator Mitch Fifield said Safer Internet Day is a great chanc...


10 February 2016   Mr Nihal Gupta has indicated his desire to step down from his position as Chairman of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board for personal family reasons.   Mr Gupta was appointed Chairman on 17 October 2014 and brought to the role his years of intern...

MEDIA RELEASE - Improvements to the International Mobile Roaming Standard

5 February 2016 The Government today announced amendments to the Telecommunications (International Mobile Roaming) Industry Standard 2013 (the Standard) that will give consumers greater flexibility in managing their roaming services as well as reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on mobil...

MEDIA RELEASE - Results show NBN on the right track

5 February 2016   The Government has welcomed NBN Co Limited’s half yearly results, in particular, initial customer research showing the level of satisfaction with broadband services delivered using Fibre-to-the Node (FTTN) technology are the same as those using the gold plated Fibre-...

MEDIA RELEASE - National Cultural Heritage Committee Re-appointments

3 February 2016   The Australian Government has reappointed the eight members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years including the reappointment of Dr Patrick Greene OBE as Chair of the Board. The National Cultural Heritage Committee advises the Austr...

MEDIA RELEASE - First Catalyst recipients announced

2 February 2016   The Government has announced the first projects to be funded under Catalyst, the new $12 million national arts and culture fund created late last year. Catalyst funding is available in three streams: partnerships and collaborations; innovation and participation; an...

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