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...
21 July 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed three new members to the National Cultural Heritage Committee, Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie, Dr Janda Gooding and Ms Lisa Slade, on a part-time basis until 31 January 2019. Associate Professor Marrie has over 30 years’ experience in In...
17 July 2017
Government has released guidelines on the use of section 313(3) of the
Telecommunications Act 1997, which enables Government agencies to seek the
assistance of internet service providers to disrupt websites linked to unlawful
longstanding provision ...
14 July 2017
The Turnbull Government has announced $33,000
to support the tour of the William Robinson Genesis
exhibition to Washington and Paris in 2017 and 2018. ...
10 July 2017
rollout of the National Broadband Network has surpassed the half-way mark ahead
of schedule and ahead of budget, meaning more than 50% of Australian homes and
businesses can now access fast, affordable high-speed broadband.
At the end
of the financial year, the NBN was ava...
Joint Media Release with Ann Sudmalis MP, Federal Member for Gilmore5 July 2017The Turnbull Government has announced more
than $355,000 to support capital works projects at the historic Bundanon property
in New South Wales.
Minister Fifield & Member for
Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis, visited...
The Turnbull Government welcomes the
appointment of Mr Jan Müller as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the
National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for a four-year term.
Mr Müller is a highly experienced CEO
and leader in the digital heritage and culture sector inte...
30 June 2017The Turnbull Government has announced $100,000 over four years for Regional Arts Australia’s Amplify project, through the Regional Arts Fund Strategic Project funding stream. This funding will help support regional artists, arts workers and arts organisations to develop new partner...
30 June 2017 A rare painting by Aboriginal artist Tutuma Tjapangati has been purchased by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), thanks to a $28,000 grant provided by the Coalition Government from its National Cultural Heritage Account. The painting, Untitled (1971), is a sign...
28 June 2017
Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Holly Kramer as Deputy
Chair, and Mr Paul Scurrah and Ms Deidre Willmott as new part-time
non-executive directors of the Australia Post board, each for a term of three
years. These appointments fill the board, a...