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

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  • At an event today with the Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, and the Indian Minister for Culture and Tourism, the Hon Dr Mahesh Sharma, the National Gallery of Australia formally returned two statues from its Asian art collection to the Government of India.
  • The Turnbull Government has announced almost $1 million for eight tours to 117 locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund.
  • Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield today launched a new Internet of Things (IoT) community network at Barangaroo as part of the inaugural Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) ‘State of the Nation’ workshop.
  • This week, hundreds of schools and libraries across Australia will participate in National eSmart Week – an initiative to encourage cyber safety and digital inclusion.
  • The Turnbull Government is inviting submissions on the ongoing operation of telecommunications conduct regulation following the release of proposed changes to general competition law.
  • The Turnbull Government has reintroduced much needed media reform legislation to support the viability of Australian media organisations as they face increasing competition from less regulated services.
  • The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Claudia Karvan, Mr Richard King and Mr Michael Hawkins to the Screen Australia Board for three year terms.
  • The Australian Government has reappointed Mr Peter Dexter AM as Chair of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum for three years.
  • The 2017 nbn Corporate Plan released today shows that Australia’s most comprehensive infrastructure project is maturing rapidly and is on track to deliver high-speed broadband access to all Australian homes and businesses by 2020.
  • All of the claims made today by Stephen Conroy regarding the nbn are wrong.
  • 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
  • Subjects: Senate business, media reform.
  • ABC Lateline Parliament House, 1 September 2016, 9:30pm
  • RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas, 1 September 2016, 6:06pm
  • Subjects: Media reform, Senate crossbench, marriage plebiscite.
  • nbn 2017 Corporate Plan Launch Radisson Blu Hotel, Sydney 26 August 2016, 9.45 am
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