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Repatriation of Australian Indigenous ancestral remains

14 October 2016 The Turnbull Government welcomes the return of 13 Australian Indigenous ancestral remains through a repatriation ceremony that will be held at the Australian High Commission in London today. The ancestral remains will be returned to members of the Advisory Committe...

Australia–Singapore Arts Group members announced

12 October 2016 Australia and Singapore will strengthen cultural cooperation with the support of a new Australia­–Singapore Arts Group. The Australia–Singapore Arts Group was established in May 2016 to build on the commitment both countries made following the signing of the Me...

More than $22 million for Indigenous arts and languages

12 October 2016 The Turnbull Government will provide $22.8 million to help keep Indigenous languages alive and showcase traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expression. Twenty-one Indigenous arts and language organisations will receive almost $15 million o...

Australia Council Board appointments

11 October 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of four members to the Australia Council Board, including Ms Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin as the new Deputy Chair. Mr Sam Walsh AO, Ms Kate Fielding, Ms ...

700 MHz spectrum to be sold by competitive auction

7 October 2016 The Turnbull Government will make 2 x 15 MHz of unallocated 700 MHz digital dividend spectrum available by auction to support mobile broadband services across Australia. The unallocated 700 MHz spectrum is highly valued for 4G LTE mobile broadband service...

Lift-off for nbn’s satellite Sky Muster II

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE SENATOR THE HON FIONA NASHMINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 6 October 2016   Fast broadband services for rural and remote areas have been boosted today with the successful launch of nbn’s second satellite, Sky Muster II. The new satellite blasted of...

Reappointment of Chair for NBN Co Limited

30 September 2016The Turnbull Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO as Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Board of NBN Co Limited (nbn) for a further three-year term.Dr Switkowski, one of Australia’s most distinguished telecommunications executives, has done an outstanding job ...

International access a reality for people with print disability

30 September 2016 Australians with vision impairment now have greater access to a wealth of global books and published materials in accessible formats following the Marrakesh Treaty coming into force today. Australia is among the first 20 countries to join the Treaty, which the Turnbull G...


PRIME MINISTER THE HON. MALCOLM TURNBULL MP JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   26 September 2016 ONE YEAR OF FTTN ROLLOUT BRINGS NBN TO OVER 850,000 PREMISES Just one year on from the launch of nbn’s fibre-to-the-node service, more than a quarter of a million Australian homes and bus...

Return of sculptures to India

Return of sculptures to India 19 September 2016 At an event today with the Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and the Indian Minister for Culture and Tourism, the Hon Dr Mahesh Sharma, the National Gallery of Australia formally returned two statues from its Asian art...

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