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Entries for September 2016

Reappointment of Chair for NBN Co Limited

30 September 2016The Turnbull Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO as Chair and Non-Executive Director of the Board of NBN Co Limited (nbn) for a further three-year term.Dr Switkowski, one of Australia’s most distinguished telecommunications executives, has done an outstanding job ...

International access a reality for people with print disability

30 September 2016 Australians with vision impairment now have greater access to a wealth of global books and published materials in accessible formats following the Marrakesh Treaty coming into force today. Australia is among the first 20 countries to join the Treaty, which the Turnbull G...


PRIME MINISTER THE HON. MALCOLM TURNBULL MP JOINT MEDIA RELEASE   26 September 2016 ONE YEAR OF FTTN ROLLOUT BRINGS NBN TO OVER 850,000 PREMISES Just one year on from the launch of nbn’s fibre-to-the-node service, more than a quarter of a million Australian homes and bus...

Return of sculptures to India

Return of sculptures to India 19 September 2016 At an event today with the Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and the Indian Minister for Culture and Tourism, the Hon Dr Mahesh Sharma, the National Gallery of Australia formally returned two statues from its Asian art...

Supporting performing arts in regional Australia

8 September 2016   The Turnbull Government has announced almost $1 million for eight tours to 117 locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund. Playing Australia supports performing arts to reach regional communities across Aus...

New ‘Internet of Things’ network goes live

MEDIA RELEASE 6 September 2016  Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield today launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) community network at Barangaroo as part of the inaugural Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) ‘State of the Nation’ workshop. The Internet of T...

Online safety in focus for schools and libraries during National eSmart Week

6 September 2016 This week, hundreds of schools and libraries across Australia will participate in National eSmart Week – an initiative to encourage cyber safety and digital inclusion. Over 2,200 schools and almost half of Australia’s public libraries are registered as eSmart, pl...

Consultation on telecommunications competition conduct regulation

MEDIA RELEASE Consultation on telecommunications competition conduct regulation 5 September 2016 The Turnbull Government is inviting submissions on the ongoing operation of telecommunications conduct regulation following the release of proposed changes to general competition law. ...

Media law reform package reintroduced

1 September 2016 The Turnbull Government has reintroduced much needed media reform legislation to support the viability of Australian media organisations as they face increasing competition from less regulated services.Australians are changing the way they access media and our laws must adap...