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Entries for September 2018

Appointment of ABC Deputy Chair

28 September 2018 The Governor-General has today accepted the Government’s recommendation to appoint Dr Kirstin Ferguson as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) until November 2020. Dr Ferguson’s appointment means she assumes the role of Acting Chair of the ABC until a Cha...


26 September 2018   Having met with the Prime Minister this afternoon, I have asked the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts to undertake an inquiry to establish the facts in relation to today’s media reports surrounding the ABC. The Secretary will report his findings to ...


26 September 2018   From time to time, I have raised factual errors in ABC reporting, but have always respected the legislated operational and editorial independence of the ABC. I have never involved myself in staffing matters, nor am I aware of any member of the Government who has sought to ...

Australian Government welcomes the appointment of new National Portrait Gallery of Australia Director

25 September 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Ms Karen Quinlan as the incoming Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (NPGA). Ms Quinlan is highly regarded in Australia’s arts sector. As Director of the very successful Bendigo Art Galle...

STATEMENT - ABC Managing Director

24 September 2018   The ABC Board today announced the Managing Director would be leaving the organisation and recruitment for a successor would begin. The Government thanks Michelle Guthrie and acknowledges her service as Managing Director of the ABC for the past two and a half years in what i...

JOINT RELEASE - Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing & Disability Services - Have your say on arts and disability

 Have your say on arts and disability 24 September 2018 The Morrison Government is inviting stakeholders and the public to submit their views on the National Arts and Disability Strategy to improve access and participation in the arts for people with disability. Minister for Communications an...

New NBN service standards to improve customer experience

  12 September 2018   The Government welcomes NBN Co’s announcement today to further improve consumer experience on the network.   NBN Co will pay rebates to retailers for poor connections, fault rectifications and missed appointments, as part of an undertaking to...