The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Minister for Communications

  • Google Culture Project Launch in Australia
    Google Culture Project Launch in Australia
  • Reforming Australia Post
    Reforming Australia Post
  • Delivering Government Services in the 21st Century
    Delivering Government Services in the 21st Century
  • The NBN Co's Long Term Satellite Service
    The NBN Co's Long Term Satellite Service
  • NBN 18 Month Rollout Plan
    NBN 18 Month Rollout Plan
  • 10 March 2014: On Richard Glover's political forum, we debated media ownership, penalty rates and their impact on workers and recent artist boycotts of the biennale #commsau
  • 16 April 2014: I spoke to JJJ Hack's Tom Tilley and Paul Brooks about progress on the NBN since the new Government took office in September #commsau
  • 31 July 2014: I spoke to the ABC's Chris Uhlmann on AM about the Government's online copyright infringement discussion paper and the violence in Gaza #commsau
  • I spoke to the ABC's Mark Colvin about an efficiency study into the ABC and SBS which will ensure the organisations continue to spend public resources as efficiently as possible. The terms of reference for the study are available online here: #commsau
  • The Australian Government has today ensured that Australia Post can maintain a sustainable mail service for all Australians.
  • The Government today announced the finalisation of the Telecommunications (Migration Plan Principles) Determination 2015 and the Telecommunications (Migration Plan – Specified Matters) Instrument 2015.
  • The Commonwealth Government will establish a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) within the Department of Communications so that government services can be delivered digitally from start to finish and better serve the needs of citizens and businesses.
  • The Government has released a consultation paper for public comment on regulatory changes designed to support the shift to an MTM National Broadband Network (NBN).
  • NBN Co and Optus have today signed a landmark agreement that will assist the Government to roll out the National Broadband Network sooner and at less expense to taxpayers.
  • The Commonwealth Government, NBN Co and Telstra have today signed landmark agreements that will allow the National Broadband Network (NBN) to be completed sooner and at less expense to taxpayers.
  • The Government has today released a new carrier licence condition declaration for owners of superfast fixed line broadband networks targeting residential customers.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Dominique Fisher to the Australia Post Board as a non-executive director for three years.
  • The Government has today set out a roadmap for reform in the telecommunications sector which will see several restrictive aspects of existing market regulation gradually replaced with more competition-friendly settings.
  • The Government has today announced new measures to ensure Australians make informed choices when accessing online content and to strengthen the industry's ability to tackle online copyright infringement.
  • We all expect a lot from our national broadcasters. We have every right to – projected expenditure of $6.6 billion over the next five years, after the proposed savings I’ve outlined today, represents a significant commitment by taxpayers to these two organisations by any reasonable measure.
  • The Australian Government, as sole shareholder of the NBN Co, has enabled the company to do what any successful business must do—focus relentlessly on the needs of the customers.
  • The outcomes that have been achieved here at PP-14 put us in good standing to achieve the ambitious goals of the International Telecommunication Union’s Strategic Plan; growth, inclusiveness, sustainability and innovation.
  • The Bill will require companies providing telecommunications services in Australia, carriers and internet service providers to keep a limited, prescribed set of telecommunications data for two years.
  • This Bill removes unnecessary legislation and reduces the regulatory burden on the broadcasting industry. It amends the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.
  • Australians love their post service and that is why we will introduce sensible reforms to ensure it is viable for future generations.
  • The government is working closely with Australia Post to develop an important reform package, to not only ensure that the letters business of Australia Post can cover its costs, but to also provide additional financial support to licensed post offices as well as ensuring that concession card holders continue to have access to stamps at discounted prices.
  • Government has an important role to play in supporting innovation. We need to get the fundamentals right, to create an environment where there is an incentive for people and business to innovate. This includes balancing the budget and investing in the enablers of productivity and innovation like science, research, education and infrastructure.
  • Labor has criticised the Government’s telecommunications reforms announced on Thursday for including a proposal to replace the National Broadband Network’s current ACCC-regulated prices with ACCC-regulated price caps. Labor claims this will mean broadband users in the bush pay higher prices for the NBN than broadband users in the cities.
  • My old friend Mark Day takes me to task today in The Australian over the NBN.
  • In a big step towards Australian children being better protected against cyberbullying and safer when they go online, the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 was introduced in the Commonwealth Parliament today.
  • The Australian taxpayer provides a combined total of nearly $1.4 billion each year to the ABC and SBS to deliver broadcasting and digital media services in line with their respective Charter obligations. The ABC’s budget allocation is more than $1 billion a year. So we are duty bound to repair the Federal Budget and that means raising extra revenue and reducing expenditure.
  • Government announcements on the future of community television
  • Exploring the issues on copyright and the Internet
  • I get a lot of emails and letters about the ABC and so we have set out some frequently asked questions (FAQs) and our answers to them. If there are other questions you think we should address here, please let me know either in the comments section below or by emailing me at
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