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Entries for September 2017

National Opera Review Final Report Government response

22 September 2017 The Turnbull Government acknowledges the importance of opera in the Australian cultural landscape and is pleased to provide its full response to the recommendations of the National Opera Review Final Report. Earlier this year the Government announced its initial respo...

Joint Trevor Evans MP - Rare meteorite to stay in Australia

21 September 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide $50,000 to help the Queensland Museum to purchase a rare 15.3 kilogram meteorite, the first of its type to be discovered in Australia. The funding, through the National Cultural Heritage Account, secures the dendritic trolite-irons ...

Reappointment of National Gallery of Australia Director

21 September 2017 The Turnbull Government welcomes the reappointment of Dr Gerard Vaughan AM as Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA).  Dr Vaughan, a distinguished public gallery director and internationally recognised scholar, was first appointed to the role in 2014. His leadersh...

New chair appointed to the Australian Communications and Media Authority

18 September 2017 The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Nerida O’Loughlin as a full-time member and Chair of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for a five-year term. Ms O’Loughlin brings to the role extensive policy and regulatory experience within the communicati...

Joint Prime Minister - A new era for Australia’s media

Thursday, 14 September 2017 The Turnbull Government has delivered the biggest reform to Australian media laws in nearly three decades. The government is strengthening Australia’s media industry, enhancing media diversity and securing local journalism jobs, particularly in regional areas. ...

Senate Committee recommends telecoms reform package be passed

7 September 2017 The Turnbull Government today welcomed a Senate Committee report which has recommended that Parliament pass the telecommunications reform package. The two bills in the package will ensure all Australians can access sustainably-funded high-speed broadband services, regardle...

Residual spectrum to be sold at competitive auction

4 September 2017 The Turnbull Government today announced its decision about allocation limits for an upcoming auction of residual spectrum in the 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. In accordance with advice from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissio...

Building cyber safe communities

4 September 2017 The Turnbull Government alongside the Office of the eSafety Commissioner is pleased to support the annual National eSmart Week which is hosted by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (AMF). National eSmart Week coincides with National Child Protection Week from 4-8 September...