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Entries for August 2018

JOINT RELEASE - Treasurer - Government provides 5G security guidance to Australian carriers

23 August 2018   Fifth Generation (5G) is the next evolution of mobile technology. It promises the ability to improve the daily lives of Australians, strengthen our connectivity and accelerate our networks.   5G will change the way people use, and rely on, mobile services, driving improvem...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - Turnbull Government welcomes NBN Co CEO appointment

22 August 2018 The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Stephen Rue as the new chief executive officer of NBN Co. Mr Rue will also replace outgoing CEO Mr Bill Morrow on the board of NBN Co as Executive Director. Mr Rue will commence his new roles on 1 September 2018. Mr Rue has bee...

Charles Blackman OBE

  20 August 2018   I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Charles Blackman OBE. Mr Blackman, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday, was a great Australian artist whose unique vision and imagination have created some of the nation’s most iconic images. Born in ...

JOINT RELEASE - Attorney General - Miniser for Women - New laws to prevent image-based abuse one step closer

  16 August 2018   New laws to protect against technology-facilitated abuse are one step closer after the Turnbull Government’s Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018 passed the House of Representatives today.   Minister for Co...

NBN Fixed Wireless Pricing

  16 August 2018   Labor have claimed that NBN intends to charge more for fixed wireless services compared to fixed line services. This is not the case. This will not occur.   NBN engages in ongoing consultation with retailers about products and pricing.   ...

$15 million to support Indigenous arts and language projects

16 August 2018   The Turnbull Government has announced more than $15 million for 96 projects across Australia through the 2018-19 Indigenous Languages and Arts (ILA) program funding round.   The funding is for projects celebrating Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cult...

Australian National Maritime Museum Council Appointment

  14 August 2018   The Turnbull Government has appointed Mrs Arlene Tansey as a part-time member to the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for a three year term.   Mrs Tansey has extensive experience in business management and law. She spent 15 years...

ABC and SBS Efficiency Review

  13 August 2018   The Turnbull Government has commenced an efficiency review of the public broadcasters which was announced in the May Budget.   Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, said the review would support the organisations to ide...

Partnership delivering state of the art dance studio

  3 August 2018   The Turnbull Government has announced a $50,000 contribution to a major project delivering state of the art new premises in North Melbourne for leading Australian contemporary dance company Lucy Guerin Inc.   The funding will match generous private sector support alr...

National Museum of Australia Council appointments

  2 August 2018 The Turnbull Government has appointed Dr Mike Haywood and Mr Peter Walker, and reappointed Mr Benedict Maguire, as members of the Council of the National Museum of Australia (the Council) for three years each. Dr Haywood is the Founder and Growth Director of LiveHire...