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Bill Shorten’s nbn falsehoods show a contempt for the facts

JOINT MEDIA RELEASESENATOR HON MATHIAS CORMANNMINISTER FOR FINANCE 24 November 2016 Bill Shorten’s attempt today to distort well-known facts about nbn’s rollout progress and financing arrangements simply flies in the face of reality. Under the Coalition, the NBN is on schedule, a...

Funding boost for Sounds Australia

24 November 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced $1.16m funding for Sounds Australia to further develop Australia's national and international contemporary music industry. This funding of $290,000 per year over four years will complement a $1.2 million investment by the Aust...

Government response to the Productivity Commission's report into public safety mobile broadband

JOINT MEDIA RELEASETHE HON MICHAEL KEENAN MPMINISTER FOR JUSTICEMINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR COUNTER TERRORISM 24 November 2016 The Minister for Communications, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan, today announced the Australian Governme...

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...

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