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Entries for December 2016

Aquaman blockbuster to be filmed in Australia

JOINT MEDIA STATEMENTHON SCOTT MORRISONTREASURER OF AUSTRALIA 15 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced $22 million to secure Australia as the filming location for the blockbuster feature film Aquaman, the next DC superhero movie by Warner Bros Pictures. The ...

Process commences to appoint new ABC Chairperson

14 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has requested the Independent Nomination Panel for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) conduct a selection process to appoint a new Chairperson to the ABC Board. The request comes as the term of the current Chairperson, the Hon Jam...

Minister announces latest steps in 700 MHz ‘digital dividend’ spectrum auction

14 December 2016 The Turnbull Government today announced the latest steps in the upcoming auction of 700 MHz ‘digital dividend’ spectrum, confirming the reserve price and competition limits for the process. The 700 MHz spectrum band is highly valued for 4G mobile broadband services...

Old Parliament House Board reappointments

13 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has reappointed the Hon Dr David Kemp as Chair, Mr Bernard Wright AO as Deputy Chair and the Hon Simon Crean as a member of the Old Parliament House Board for further three year terms. Dr Kemp was a Minister in the Howard Government for ei...

Additional time for community television broadcasters to complete online transition

13 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced community television broadcasters will have an additional six months to transition their services to an online-only platform with an extension to their broadcast licences. In 2014, the Government announced that it would withdr...

Regulatory reforms to strengthen the delivery of superfast broadband

JOINT RELEASESENATOR THE HON FIONA NASH MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 12 December 2016 The Coalition Government today released draft legislation to strengthen the provision of superfast broadband infrastructure for public consultation. The draft legislation sets out provisi...

Faster classification of Netflix content for Australian audiences

7 December 2016 The Turnbull Government has announced the pilot of a new world-first classification tool that will streamline the process of classifying Netflix content and make it easier for programmes to become available to Australian audiences. The Government has been working wit...

Catalyst funding for Arts Access Australia

HON CHRISTIAN PORTER MPMINISTER FOR SOCIAL SERVICES 3 December 2016   The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and disability peak body, Arts Access Australia, through the Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund.  ­­ The Government is c...

NBN Fibre to the Node rollout hits new milestone

1 December 2016 The Turnbull Government’s multi-technology National Broadband Network rollout has hit another milestone, with more than one million fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) connections ready-for-service. Barely a year after the first switch-on, the number of FTTN connections avail...