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Vale Richard Gill AO

28 October 2018I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Richard Gill AO and extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.Richard’s humble beginnings as a music teacher led him to become one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors specialising in opera, ...

Triple Zero investigation reports released

22 October 2018 Additional measures will be implemented to further strengthen the Triple Zero service, following two investigations into disruptions which occurred in May this year. The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) conducte...

Creative Partnerships Australia Board appointments

19 October 2018 The Morrison Government has appointed Ms Catherine Walter AM to the Board of Creative Partnerships Australia. Her three year term as Chair commences 16 December 2018 and she will commence as a Director immediately. Ms Walter is widely recognised for her contribution to the not-for...

SBS Managing Director

19 October 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the appointment of James Taylor as the Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service. Mr Taylor has been appointed by the SBS Board and will replace Michael Ebeid AM who has served in the role since June 2011. Mr Taylor has been acting CEO...

Taking the fight to online pirates

18 October 2018 The Australian Government is cracking down on online pirates today by giving creative industries even more powerful weapons to fight copyright infringement by overseas pirate websites. The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2018 – which will be introduced into Parliamen...

Copyright Tribunal re-appointment

16 October 2018 The Australian Government is pleased to announce the re-appointment of the Honourable Justice Andrew Greenwood as the President of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for a further term of five years. Justice Greenwood has been a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia since 2005 a...

JOINT RELEASE - Prime Minister - 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

The Hon Scott Morrison MPPrime MinisterSenator the Hon Mitch Fifield Minister for Communications and the Arts2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced18 October 2018The shortlists for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have today been announced by Prime Minister Scott...

Appointment of new CEO of the Australia Council

12 October 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Mr Adrian Collette AM as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Collette is highly regarded in the Australian arts sector, having worked in various arts leadership rol...

Appointment of ABC Deputy Chair

28 September 2018 The Governor-General has today accepted the Government’s recommendation to appoint Dr Kirstin Ferguson as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) until November 2020. Dr Ferguson’s appointment means she assumes the role of Acting Chair of the ABC until a Cha...


26 September 2018   Having met with the Prime Minister this afternoon, I have asked the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts to undertake an inquiry to establish the facts in relation to today’s media reports surrounding the ABC. The Secretary will report his findings to ...

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