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Entries for August 2017

Joint Minister for Finance - nbn Corporate Plan confirms record performance

31 August 2017 NBN Co Limited’s (nbn’s) 2018 Corporate Plan released today shows the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout remains firmly on track to deliver fast broadband to all Australian homes and businesses by its target of 2020. The plan will see three-quarters of Australian premi...

Joint Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science - Improving Intellectual Property Arrangements

25 August 2017   Improving Intellectual Property Arrangements The Turnbull Government is improving Australia’s intellectual property (IP) arrangements by ensuring they provide the flexibility needed for our 21st century economy. The Minister for Industry, Innovation and...

Industry action to address NBN migration issues

22 August 2017   Australia’s telecommunications industry leaders have committed to improving the experience of consumers switching phone and internet services to the National Broadband Network (NBN). The Government yesterday convened an industry roundtable to secure joint action to...

Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation appointments

21 August 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Christine Grant and Mr Phillip Gordon as Co-Chairs and Ms Jenny Pilot as a Member of the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation for three year terms. Ms Grant is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kuku Yalanji and Mualga...

Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum Reappointment

21 August 2017 The Turnbull Government has reappointed the Hon Margaret White AO as a member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) on a part-time basis for a second three-year term. Ms White is the Commissioner for the Royal Commission into Protection and...

Turnbull Government working with Senate crossbench to secure passage of vital Media Reforms

17 August 2017 Constructive discussions with Senate colleagues to secure the passage of the Media Reform package continue. The package has the unanimous support of the Australian media industry. Negotiations with the NXT have been productive and conducted in good faith. NXT Senators understand the p...

One Nation support for media reform package

15 August 2017 The Turnbull Government welcomes the support of Pauline Hanson's One Nation for the media reform package currently before the Senate. One Nation will support the package in return for the Government implementing and introducing legislation, where necessary, to give effect t...

Joint Minister for Finance - nbn reports strong financial performance in full year results

15 August 2017 Shareholder Ministers today congratulated nbn on another strong year of performance, with nbn exceeding each of the key metrics set out in its corporate plan for the 2016-17 financial year. In July, the rollout reached the halfway milestone and nbn reached the $1 billion ann...

Joint Attorney-General - Senate Passes Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms

Today the Senate has passed the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016 to significantly enhance the security of our critical telecommunications infrastructure. This Bill will be the ninth significant tranche of national security legislation the Coalition Government...

Classification Board and Deputy Director reappointments

11 August 2017 The Government has reappointed the Deputy Director and three members of the Classification Board. Ms Margaret Anderson has four years’ experience as Deputy Director and has been reappointed until 24 July 2020. Full-time members, Mr Jarrah Rushton has been reap...

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