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Entries for May 2017

Securing the future of Australian and children’s screen content

23 May 2017 The Turnbull Government has today released terms of reference for a review into Australian and children’s screen content. The review was announced as part of the Government’s comprehensive package of reforms to support Australia’s broadcasting sector. The objective is to provide policy ...

Modernising the Australian Communications and Media Authority

22 May 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced its response to the review of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The review was completed by the Department of Communications and the Arts and supported by a reference group of Australian and international communications...

Joint release - Minister for Women and Minister for Justice - Turnbull Government takes strong action to combat non-consensual sharing of intimate images

20 May 2017The Turnbull Government is taking strong action to combat the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’ or ‘image‑based abuse’. Working in concert with State and Territory Governments, both criminal and civil penalties will be pursued again...

Modernising Australia’s spectrum framework

18 May 2017   The Turnbull Government today released a consultation package on reforms to modernise and simplify Australia’s spectrum management framework. The comprehensive consultation package includes an Exposure Draft of the Radiocommunications Bill and related consultation pa...

Australian Film, Television and Radio School Council Chair appointment

 16 May 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Russel Howcroft as Chair of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for a period of three years. Mr Howcroft has extensive experience in the screen industry. He was the Executive General Manager of Network Te...

Vale Mark Colvin

11 May 2017 I was saddened to hear of the passing of veteran Australian journalist and broadcaster Mark Colvin. Mark was a calm, reassuring and natural voice and a fixed point of reference in a changing media landscape. He dedicated his life to journalism, spending more tha...

Additional support for our national collecting institutions

9 May 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide $48.5 million over three years in the 2017-18 Budget to support Australia’s national cultural collections. This additional investment in the arts sector will support Australia’s key museums, galleries and archives to continue to deve...

Major reforms to support Australian broadcasters

06 May 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and modernise broadcasting and content regulation. The package also...

New funding for community radio broadcasters

4 May 2017 The Turnbull Government has today announced new funding of $6.1 million over two years for the community radio sector to support digital radio services and one-off spectrum reorganisation costs for analogue radio services. The funding announced as part of the Federal Government’s Budget ...

Entries open for Prime Minister's Literary Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards which celebrate great Australian literature. The Turnbull Government is proud to support the literary arts and these awards recognise outstanding contemporary Australian literature and history. Our authors, poets, illustrators ...

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