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Entries for December 2017

Boost to broadband consumer protections

21 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced a range of new protections to ensure broadband customers get the level of service they expect from their retail service provider as they transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).  The new protections will empower co...

Appointment as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

20 December 2017 I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate in addition to my ongoing roles as Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts. I welcome Bridget McKenzie to the portfolio as Minister for Regional Commun...

Appointment as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

20 December 2017 I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate in addition to my ongoing roles as Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts. I welcome Bridget McKenzie to the portfolio as Minister for Regional Commun...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 We would like to warmly congratulate our friend and leadership colleague George Brandis on a long and distinguished contribution to Australian politics and the law. George has served Australia extremely well as Australia’s 36th Attorney-General and has made an o...

Turnbull Government to improve regional telecoms delivery with new Universal Service Guarantee

20 December 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced a program of work to implement a new Universal Service Guarantee (USG), which will ensure all Australians have access to voice and broadband services, regardless of where they live. As part of the development of the new USG, the Gov...

Indigenous Language Centres now eligible to receive tax deductible donations

20 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced that it will allow not-for-profit organisations that promote, revitalise and maintain Indigenous languages to become eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. The change will be made by amending the eligibility criteria for the Re...

Australian Film Television and Radio School Council appointment

19 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Annabelle Herd as a member of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for a three year term. Ms Herd brings valuable experience in broadcast television to the role and a wealth of expertise in policy developme...

Ongoing funding to build capacity in the arts sector

18 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced the continuation of funding for Creative Partnerships Australia to support its important work of fostering partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters and investors. The goal of Creative Partnerships Australia is to grow a more v...

Board of the National Film and Sound Archive appointment

18 December 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Judith Donnelly as a member of the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for a period of three years. Ms Donnelly brings significant experience in the areas of media and communications. Her experience as a media adviso...

JOINT RELEASE -TEHAN - Morning Star tapestry to Shine in France

13 December 2017 An Australia-made tapestry created to hang in the Sir John Monash Centre in France was cut from its loom today. The Morning Star tapestry was designed by prominent Australian war artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green and depicts winter dawn light illuminating a pathway th...

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