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Entries for June 2017

$100,000 to Amplify regional arts

30 June 2017The Turnbull Government has announced $100,000 over four years for Regional Arts Australia’s Amplify project, through the Regional Arts Fund Strategic Project funding stream.  This funding will help support regional artists, arts workers and arts organisations to develop new partner...

Joint Release with Minister for Indigenous Affairs - $28,000 to preserve significant Indigenous painting

30 June 2017 A rare painting by Aboriginal artist Tutuma Tjapangati has been purchased by the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), thanks to a $28,000 grant provided by the Coalition Government from its National Cultural Heritage Account. The painting, Untitled (1971), is a sign...


28 June 2017 The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Holly Kramer as Deputy Chair, and Mr Paul Scurrah and Ms Deidre Willmott as new part-time non-executive directors of the Australia Post board, each for a term of three years. These appointments fill the board, a...

Interim financial relief for Australian broadcasters as Labor engages in partisanship

    28 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide interim financial relief to Australian broadcasters in the wake of Labor’s refusal to back reforms that support the viability of the Australian media industry and secure thousands of jobs. The Government will use its regulatory pow...

Community television broadcasters granted further licence extension to assist transition to online streaming

27 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide community television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with a further six months to transition their services to online streaming. The decision has been taken following representations from Coalition and crossbench colleagues...

Joint release with Minister for Regional Communications - Sky Muster users set to receive 50 per cent more peak data

Tuesday, 27 June 2017The Coalition Government today announced Sky Muster satellite users are expected to receive around 50 per cent more peak data and twice as much off-peak data from October. NBN Co will provide the extra data at no extra cost to retailers, although how the retailers stru...

Joint Release with Minister for Finance - Australia Post Managing Director

27 June 2017The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Ms Christine Holgate as the new Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia Post. Ms Holgate is a highly experienced chief executive, board director and business leader, with a strong record of managing an...

$130,000 to preserve rare five piece bedroom suite

26 June 2017The Turnbull Government will provide $130,000 to assist Museums Victoria with the purchase of a five piece bedroom suite made by WH Rocke & Co through the National Cultural Heritage Account.The bedroom suite is an outstanding example of Australian colonial craftsmanship and includes ...

$1 million to support touring exhibitions in regional Australia

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million to support 17 exhibitions through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program in 2017-18. The funding will assist nine national collecting institutions to tour major exhibitions so that all Austral...

Regional Arts Fund strategic program recipients announced

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $338,535 to support two strategic arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria over four years through the Regional Arts Fund strategic projects stream. The Regional Arts Fund provides support to artists and organisations to crea...

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