Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

  • More than 20,000 students across Australia today are participating in Safer Internet Day through Virtual Classrooms run by the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.
  • Dr John Hirst was an Emeritus Scholar, La Trobe University, an eminent historian and a significant contributor to a number of Australia's collecting and cultural institutions.
  • The Government today announced amendments to the Telecommunications (International Mobile Roaming) Industry Standard 2013 (the Standard) that will give consumers greater flexibility in managing their roaming services as well as reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on mobile operators.
  • The Australian Government has re-appointed Mr Alan Dodge AM to the Board of the National Portrait Gallery for a term of three years.
  • The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986.
  • The Australian Government has reappointed the eight members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years including the reappointment of Dr Patrick Greene OBE as Chair of the Board.
  • The Government has announced the first projects to be funded under Catalyst, the new $12 million national arts and culture fund created late last year.
  • The Government has released its Migration Assurance Policy (MAP) to support the transitioning of existing broadband and phone services customers by limiting the disruption during the switch-over to the fixed-line national broadband network.
  • The Australian Ballet School today opened Marilyn Rowe House, a new student residence in Melbourne that will house Australia’s next generation of world class classical dancers.
  • The Australian Government has committed $18 million over four years to 36 of Australia's most outstanding contemporary visual arts organisations, including four new organisations, through the joint Australian, state and territory governments Visual Arts and Craft Strategy.
  • Address at Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
  • Address at the opening of the Marilyn Rowe House, Australian Ballet School
  • Address at the annual ABC 2016 Showcase: Australian Conversations, Culture and Stories.
  • Address to Commercial Radio Australia
  • Sky News AM Agenda with Kieran Gilbert 25 January 2016, 8.35am
  • Interview with Peter Van Onselen about the ABC and media reform
    20 January 2016, 12.30 pm
  • Doorstop interview Parliament House, Canberra
    20 January 2016 12.50pm
  • ABC RN Breakfast with Sarah Dingle
    13 January 2016 7.35 am
  • Sky News AM Agenda with David Lipson
    14 December 2015 8:35pm
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