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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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  • 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.
  • Re-appointments Jane Hemstritch and the appointment of Professor Kent Anderson, Janet Hirst, Alice Wong and Douglas Snedden to the Council of the National Library of Australia for three-year terms.
  • The Government has re-appointed Dr Helen Nugent AO as Chair of the Board of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, Sidney Myer AM as Deputy Chair and Yasmin Allen and Jillian Broadbent AO as members for three-year terms.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9 March 2016, 8.10pm. Subjects: Media reform, ABC, SBS, NBN
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