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Entries for October 2016

New online reporting tool to tackle non-consensual sharing of intimate images

JOINT MEDIA RELEASEThe Hon Michaelia Cash Minister for Women 28 October 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced the development of a new online reporting tool which will allow victims to report cases of non-consensual sharing of intimate images (commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’) an...

National Opera Review Final Report released

25 October 2016 The Turnbull Government welcomes the release of the National Opera Review Final Report, which explores how Australian audiences can continue to have access to opera performances of the highest artistic standard. The review has examined the artistic vibrancy, engage...

Consultation on consumer representation in the telecommunications industry

25 October 2016 The Department of Communications and the Arts has released an issues paper inviting submissions on the effectiveness of section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, under which the Government provides funding for telecommunications consumer representation and research. A...

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...