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Entries for April 2017

Funding to showcase FNQ art in Singapore

THE Coalition Government is pleased to announce support for a unique Far Northern art exhibition which will be the centrepiece of a program of international arts activities aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Australia and Singapore.In Cairns today, Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon...

Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund recipients

24 April 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced over $330,000 for seven projects through the Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund. The fund supports the development, production, presentation or performance of arts and culture projects that explore the Anzac legacy.  P...

Further consultation on copyright safe harbour legislation

21 April 2017 The Turnbull Government will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions of the Copyright Act prior to introducing legislation. An expanded safe harbour regime would provide a useful mechanism for rights holders to have material that...

Government tables response to Senate Committee inquiry: eSafety

20 April 2017 The Turnbull Government today tabled its response to a Senate References Committee on Environment and Communications report on Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet. The Committee’s report made four recommendations, including: 1.   C...

Appointments to the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive

12 April 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Kim Ledger and Ms Caroline Elliott as members to the Board of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) for three year terms. Mr Ledger, the father of the late award-winning actor Heath Ledger, has experience in the film industry, havi...

Spectrum Auction Results

12 April 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced that all spectrum on offer in the unallocated 700 MHz spectrum band was sold in a competitive auction to TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA). TPG purchased the 2 x 10 MHz lot for $1.26 billion and VHA purchased the 2 x 5 MHz lot ...

Vale John Clarke

I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr John Clarke and extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. John was a master of satire and an accomplished actor. His performance in Death in Brunswick was a favourite. Born in New Zealand, his talent was evident from ear...

ACCC to monitor broadband performance

7 April 2017 The Turnbull Government has today announced a new program to provide consumers with greater information on the speeds and experience they can expect from fixed-line broadband services delivered over the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Broadband Performance Monitoring and...

New Audio Description Working Group to improve accessibility

6 April 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced the formation of an Audio Description Working Group to examine options for increasing the availability of audio description services in Australia, following the ABC’s recent trial on iview. Audio description is a verbal commentary that com...

nbn connects two million customers

5 April 2017The Coalition’s National Broadband Network has now connected more than two million Australian homes and businesses to fast and affordable broadband – compared to only 51,000 active connections after two terms of Labor Government.The achievement demonstrates that the Coalition Governm...