Ministers for the Department of Communications and the Arts

Senator the Hon

Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts
Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Senator the Hon

Fiona Nash

Minister for Regional Communications
Deputy Leader of the Nationals

Past Ministers

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Minister for Communications

(September 2013 to September 2015)

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications

(September 2013 to September 2015)

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  • The Turnbull Coalition Government has announced $250,000 to support the Confluence: Festival of India in Australia 2016.
  • The Coalition's pledge to protect Australian children from cyber-bullying, online harassment and predatory behaviour has reached an important milestone with the release of a 12-month report card by the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.
  • The Department of Communications and the Arts has released the draft report on the review of the ACMA.
  • Joint Media Release by The Hon Mathias Cormann Minister for Finance; The Hon. Mitch Fifield Minister For Communications
  • The Government has announced the re-appointment of Professor Catharine Lumby and the appointment of Michael Traill AM and Maureen Plavsic as members of the Council of the National Museum of Australia for a period of three years.
  • The Government has announced the reappointment of the Director of the Classification Board Lesley O’Brien and Deputy Director Margaret Anderson, and the appointment of two new full-time members, Ellenor Nixon and Thomas Mann.
  • The Government has announced the re-appointment of Timothy Fairfax AC, John Hindmarsh AM and Jane Hylton as part time Members of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia for three-year terms.
  • The Government has announced the appointments of Teresia Fors and John Mullen to the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum as members for a three year term.
  • The Government has announced six re-appointments to the Creative Partnerships Australia Board.
  • The Government has announced the re-appointment of Daryl Karp as a non-executive Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board for a second five-year term.
  • 10:36am. But ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, today is in part a celebration of the ABC's commitment to quality children's programming. And today for all of us is a celebration of the wonder of youth. It's a celebration of what it's like to have that unbridled curiosity that the boys and girls who are with us today have. It takes us back to the core of who we are. So I think to open this exhibition, I couldn't do better than to say: Open wide, come inside. It's Play School.
  • Prysmian Cables & Systems, Dee Why Sydney 6 April 2016
  • 9.15am. Good morning everyone and particularly to Grahame and Petroc, thank you to you and your team for organising this CommsDay summit.
  • Melbourne Press Club Address Crown River Room, Crown Towers 30 March 2016 1.00pm
  • Speech at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Transcript of Lateline interview with David Lipson, Melbourne, 9.30 pm
  • Melbourne Press Club Address River Room, Crown Casino Q&As with Mark Baker 30 March 2016 1.35 pm
  • 8.10am, Subjects: ABCC, election, media reform, ABC
  • ABC Brisbane with Steve Austin Media reform, the ABC
  • Media Reform, NBN, the Arts, ABC, SBS, the Senate
  • Deputy Nationals Leader Senator Fiona Nash has welcomed her new role of Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Regional Communications and Minister for Local Government and Territories.
  • Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash has visited Albany to brief stakeholders on the rollout of 15 mobile base stations that will improve mobile coverage across Albany, Denmark and Plantagenet.
  • Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash has welcomed today's release by Vodafone of its construction schedule for the mobile phone base stations it is building under round 1 of the Coalition Government's $385 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.
  • Rural and Regional Australians will now be able to access up-to-date information on the rollout of round 1 of the Coalition Government’s $160 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.
  • Minister for Regional Communications and Nationals Deputy Leader Fiona Nash has welcomed stronger local content laws for regional television broadcasters announced by Communications Minister Mitch Fifield.
  • Even more rural and remote people will receive better mobile phone coverage thanks to Round 2 of the Coalition Government's Mobile Black Spot Programme, Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash announced today.
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