Joint release. Residents in and around Dulong, Queensland are now benefiting from new and improved mobile coverage thanks to the Coalition Government's $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The Turnbull Government would like to thank Mr Michael Ebeid AM for his exceptional leadership of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) over the past seven years, following today’s announcement that he will step down as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director by October 2018.
The Turnbull Government has announced $22.4 million (incl GST) to fund 91 organisations through the 2018-19 Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program round. This funding is for the operational costs of around 80 Indigenous-owned art centres and art fairs, regional hubs and service organisations across Australia.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Leitha Assan, Ms Rebecca Richards, and Mr Shaun Angeles, and reappointed Dr Lyndon Ormond-Parker, as members of the Advisory Committee for Indigenous Repatriation for three year terms.
The Turnbull government has today launched a new interactive web resource that provides insights into arts and culture engagement, employment and business activity across Australia.
The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and cultural collaborations with Singapore.
The auction of spectrum for 5G mobile services is one step closer, with the Turnbull Government today announcing competition limits for telcos seeking to bid for spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band.
The Turnbull Government will provide funding of $160,000 to support the Our Watch Media Awards in 2018. 11 July 2018
Telcos will be held to account for resolving consumer complaints quickly and effectively under new rules proposed by the Turnbull Government.
Interview about NBN connects four million customers.
Interview about Braddon mobile coverage announcement, Optus, telco data handling and online safety for children.
Interview about the Braddon mobile coverage announcement.
The Turnbull Government has today welcomed NBN Co Limited’s (nbn) activation of four million premises on the National Broadband Network (NBN) as it speeds towards completion in 2020.
NBN Co has hit a huge milestone today with the rollout now nearly complete, under construction or in design outside of major urban areas.
West Coast regional towns including Rosebery, Queenstown, Savage River, Strahan, Zeehan, Tullah and Waratah will get faster mobile service under a plan proposed by Liberal Candidate for Braddon Brett Whiteley.
A new online training program will provide frontline domestic and family violence professionals with more educational resources to help women experiencing online abuse.
The local residents of East Lynne today are set to benefit from new mobile coverage following the announcement of the first mobile base station under the Coalition’s Priority Location round of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The Turnbull Government has today passed new legislation that will ban the provision of online lottery and keno betting services to Australian customers.
The Turnbull Government has today delivered important reforms that will extend the current safe harbour scheme in the Copyright Act 1968 to institutions in the educational, cultural and disability sectors.
Applications are now open for journalism scholarships and cadetships of up to $40,000 each as part of the Turnbull Government’s Regional and Small Publisher’s Jobs and Innovation Package.
The Turnbull Government is calling for applications for grants of up to $1 million to assist regional and small publishers stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing media environment.
The Turnbull Government has announced $22.3 million in payments to Australian authors, illustrators and publishers through the Australian Government Lending Rights schemes in 2017-18.
The Turnbull Government has today announced two independent reviews of Australia’s online safety legislation to ensure it remains effective and relevant in protecting all Australian’s online.
Today’s announcement by Labor shows they are simply playing catch-up to the real action taken by the Turnbull Government to improve consumer safeguards.
The Turnbull Government has appointed the Hon Dr Brett Mason as the new Chair of the Council of the National Library of Australia for a three year term, commencing on 9 August 2018.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Ryan Stokes as Chair of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a three year term, commencing on 9 July.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Zoe McKenzie as a non‑executive director of the Board of NBN Co Limited for a three-year term.
Celebration of one of the nation's most important cultural institutions, and one of the most magnificent buildings in the national capital.
Doorstop on Telstra announcement Mural Hall, APH 10:45 am 20 June 2018.
This is a difficult day for the staff of Telstra and our thoughts are very much with them.
Interview about the National Party position on the ABC and regional ABC services.
Minister for Rural Health, Sport and Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie said the Australian Government was committed to working with all levels of government to improve health, physical activity and communications outcomes for people living in regional Australia.
Interview about the ABC.
The Turnbull Government has announced $100,000 for The Australian Ballet to tour China in October 2018 as part of a commitment to increased cultural cooperation between Australia and China.
Comments to Federal Council on Young Liberal ABC motion.
Interview about The Australian Ballet tour of China, Optus and the World Cup, ABC and NBN.
Interview about ABC funding and Commonwealth Budget repair
Interview about Mobile Black Spot Program
ABC Mildura—Swan Hill Breakfast with Matt Tribe 13 June 2018 8:34am Participation in sport and Mobile Black Spot Program
The Australian Government is taking action in the fight against inauthentic Indigenous art through a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products.
Regional South Australians are primed to break through the telecommunications divide, with both Commonwealth and state commitments to invest in new mobile phone base stations across the state.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Margaret Anderson as Director of the Classification Board (the Board) for a two year
Hard to reach mobile black spots will soon be addressed under the Coalition’s plan to improve telecommunications in regional Australia.
Interview about NBN in South Australia and the ABC
The Turnbull Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to deliver a business and digital jobs boom in the Mount Gambier region, according to new research released by NBN Co Limited (nbn) today.
Interview about NBN in South Australia
Interview about NBN in SA, encryption, ABC, Ali Baba and the Forty Chickens.
ABC Goulburn Murray 4 June 2018 8:35am
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Peter Tonagh as a member of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for three years.....
The Turnbull Government will provide community television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with a further two years of terrestrial broadcasting to assist their transition to online streaming.
The Australian Government has returned four culturally significant tribal skulls to the Indonesian Government at an event this afternoon in Canberra.
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield spoke about the return of Indonesian skulls.
The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million for the National Collecting Institutions to develop and tour 15 exhibitions in 2018-19.
The Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, has today announced a review of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service.
Interview about Telstra outages.
Australian Space Agency
Interview ABC Melbourne Mornings with Jon Faine 9:40am 16 May 2018
Interview 2GB Chris Smith Show
Speech at the opening of the Gandel Atrium in Canberra. National Museum of Australia, Canberra 11.30am 15 May 2018
Interview about the Gandel Atrium opening and ABC funding.
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield spoke about the Gandel Atrium opening, preselection, and ABC funding.
Interview about ABC funding and the Budget.
Doorstop CPO Sydney 17 April 2018 11am
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Joseph Gersh AM to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board and Mrs Christine Zeitz to the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board as non‑executive directors for a period of five years.
Interview about ABC funding, Victorian infrastructure funding, ABC board position.
The Turnbull Government will introduce important new initiatives to keep Australians safe online by countering cyber-bullying and image‑based abuse.
Joint media release The Turnbull Government has announced more than $420,000 for the Queensland Performing Arts Centre to deliver Armistice, a new theatrical performance reflecting on Australia's war time history, in November 2018.
Joint Media Release Australia’s film and creative industry will continue to boom under the Turnbull Government’s Location Incentive which will attract international blockbusters to be made on Australian soil.
The Australian Government will provide a further $200,000 to support the 2019 Dance Massive contemporary dance festival.
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has announced the committee who will undertake the next review of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote areas.
Joint media release Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed today’s switch on of Telstra’s 400th mobile base station built under the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the activation of a new mobile base station at Killingworth in Victoria thanks to the Australian Government's $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Alison Kubler as a member of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for three years.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Stuart Wood QC as a member of the Board of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia for three years.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Sam Walsh AO as Chair of the Australia Council Board for a three year term, commencing 1 July 2018.
Joint media release New mobile coverage in the Karijini National Park has switched on new possibilities for attendees of the annual Karijini Experience Festival, made possible through the Coalition Government's $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The Turnbull Government has today released the findings of the review into Australia’s .au domain.
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's latest 6-monthly update report indicates there was a total of 84,914 complaints (covering mobile, fixed line telephony, and both pre-NBN and NBN broadband) to the TIO in the 6-month reporting period (July to December 2017).
The Turnbull Government has released the terms of reference for a review into consumer safeguards in the telecommunications sector.
Interview about Cricket Australia Broadcasting Rights Announcement.
Today Cricket Australia has announced a new broadcast deal with Seven West Media and Foxtel.
Interview about Facebook, Melbourne rail link, NZ refugee offer and China.
The Turnbull Government has announced $150,000 to support Australia’s exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale from 26 May.
Joint Media Release Entries are now open for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, which recognise outstanding Australian literature.
Interview 2GB Sydney Live with Ben Fordham 3.30pm 9 April 2018
Interview about National Energy Guarantee, polls, legislative achievements and Facebook.
Keynote address to the CommsDay Summit in Sydney.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Nick Mitzevich as the Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a period of five years commencing on 2 July 2018.
Subject: NBN, Newspoll
Joint media release The rollout of the National Broadband Network has hit another milestone with the world-leading launch of fibre to the curb (FTTC) technology.
Interview about the announcement of the Priority Location Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today announced the outcomes of the latest round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, which is improving mobile coverage across Australia.
The Turnbull Government has today issued a Request for Tender (RFT) to deliver Australia’s National Relay Service (NRS), a phone service for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.
Joint Media Release The Government would like to thank Mr Bill Morrow for his outstanding leadership of NBN Co over the past four years, following today’s announcement that he will step down as Chief Executive Officer by the end of 2018.
The Turnbull Government today announced a number of appointments to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Ms Creina Chapman has been appointed as Deputy Chair and CEO, Mr Chris Jose and Ms Fiona Cameron have been appointed as new full-time members and Mr James Cameron has been reappointed as a full-time member.
The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Michelle Groves as a part-time Member of the Copyright Tribunal of Australia for a period of five years commencing on 16 April 2018.
The first results of the ACCC’s broadband speed testing program show the Coalition’s NBN is delivering fast, affordable broadband and consumers are getting the speeds they’ve paid for.
Interview about cyberbullying
Interview about Russia, company tax cuts, taxing pensioners, cricket
Interview about Lottoland
The Turnbull Government has appointed an experienced panel to conduct an Inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters.
Interview about Lottoland and company tax cuts
The Minister address to the Fox Sports “Women in Sport” event, Great Hall, Parliament House.
The Turnbull Government will introduce legislation tomorrow to ban betting on lotteries and keno games.
Interview about Cricket Australia, Newspoll, company tax cuts, ABC funding, Facebook, Foxtel funding.
Interview about ABC, arts funding, Victorian Labour rorts, Tathra mobile coverage
Internet prices dropped by more than 9 per cent in the last year and consumers are getting more data for every dollar thanks to the Coalition’s faster, more affordable NBN rollout.
More regional Australians now have access to 21st century communications than ever before with the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout reaching 80 percent complete outside of major urban areas.
Interview about ABC and Facebook
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is encouraging regional schools to get involved in the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner’s virtual classrooms to empower students and teachers to work together against cyberbullying.
The Turnbull Government’s stronger gambling advertising restrictions will commence on 30 March 2018, following the registration of revised broadcast industry codes of practice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
New consumer protections, greater transparency and lower wholesale prices are delivering an improved experience for users on the National Broadband Network (NBN), Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield announced today.
Joint Media Release Academy Award-winning director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron will take visitors on a journey to the depths of our oceans in a brand new immersive exhibition James Cameron – Challenging the Deep coming to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney this year.
Joint Media Release Australia will stand for re-election to the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) later this year.
The Turnbull Government welcomes the reappointment of Ms Daryl Karp as the Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House on a full-time basis for a second five year term.
The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Tony Nutt as a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia (NMA) on a part-time basis for three years.
Joint Media Release The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Tony Nutt as a non-executive director of the Australia Post Board for a term of three years.
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the switch on of 29 new mobile base stations during February, thanks to the Australian Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.
The Turnbull Government today announced that 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band will be sold at competitive auction, paving the way for new 5G services in metropolitan and regional Australia.
Australian consumers will see improved phone and internet services at affordable prices following reforms to telecommunications carrier powers and immunities.
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the news that the Coalition’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program has delivered its 400th mobile base station under rounds 1 and 2.
The Coalition’s faster, more affordable rollout of the National Broadband Network is delivering more bandwidth than consumers require, both now and into the future, new research has found.
Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the announcement of 13 new Mobile Black Spot Program mobile base stations going live over January, providing mobile coverage to regional communities across Australia.
Joint Media Release NBN Co Limited’s (nbn’s) 2017-18 half yearly results show the company is continuing to achieve strong growth in activations as it speeds towards connecting 8 million premises by 2020.
Joint Media Release Laws will be strengthened to prevent image-based abuse, commonly referred to as ‘revenge porn’, following the passage of the Turnbull Government’s Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018 in the Senate today.
Joint Media Release The Turnbull Government is ensuring that the ARTfinder portal will be rolled out nationally to improve access to and participation in the arts for people with disability.
New wholesale pricing on the National Broadband Network is delivering a better broadband experience for consumers, according to the ACCC’s latest Wholesale Market Indicators report released today.
Minister for Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie has welcomed today’s announcement of a deal that will see enhanced broadband for regional businesses delivered over NBN Co Limited’s (nbn) Sky Muster satellites.
The Turnbull Government today announced the outcomes of reviews on spectrum pricing and Commonwealth-held spectrum, paving the way for a more efficient and transparent spectrum management framework.
Joint Media Release Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion have welcomed NBN Co’s launch of its Sky Muster multicast services trial in schools across the Northern Territory, enhancing online learning for students in remote areas.
The Turnbull Government is pleased to provide support to showcase the Australian games industry at the 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco on 19 March.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP welcomed the announcement today of Telstra’s 300th mobile base station delivered under the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.