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September 2019

The Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO as Chair and a Non Executive Director of the NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) Board for a further three year term.

The Government has reappointed Dr Ziggy Switkowski AO as Chair and a Non Executive Director of the NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) Board for a further three year term.

19 Sep 2019 / Share
The Morrison Government has today extended the Broadcasting Services (“Broadcasting Service” Definition — Exclusion) Determination 2019 (commonly known as the ‘Alston Determination’) for a period of three years. The decision followed a review and consultation process ahead of the Determination’s 1 October 2019 sunset date.

The Morrison Government has today extended the Broadcasting Services (“Broadcasting Service” Definition — Exclusion) Determination 2019 (commonly known as the ‘Alston Determination’) for a period of three years. The decision followed a review and consultation process ahead of the Determination’s 1 October 2019 sunset date.

17 Sep 2019 / Share
The shortlists for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have today been announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.

The shortlists for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have today been announced by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.

12 Sep 2019 / Share
The Morrison Government is pleased to announce more than $1.6 million for 11 projects through the latest round of the Playing Australia national touring program.

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce more than $1.6 million for 11 projects through the latest round of the Playing Australia national touring program.

09 Sep 2019 / Share
The eSafety Commissioner has today issued a direction to Australia’s largest internet service providers requiring them to continue blocking access to eight websites that host video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto of the alleged perpetrator.

The eSafety Commissioner has today issued a direction to Australia’s largest internet service providers requiring them to continue blocking access to eight websites that host video of the Christchurch terrorist attacks or the manifesto of the alleged perpetrator.

09 Sep 2019 / Share
Digital labelling technology to authenticate art works by Indigenous artists is being trialled at this week’s Desert Mob Indigenous Art Fair organised by Desart in Alice Springs.

Digital labelling technology to authenticate art works by Indigenous artists is being trialled at this week’s Desert Mob Indigenous Art Fair organised by Desart in Alice Springs.

05 Sep 2019 / Share
The Morrison Government is pleased to announce $125,000 for 22 projects and 10 internships through the 2019 20 round of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme.

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce $125,000 for 22 projects and 10 internships through the 2019 20 round of the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme.

04 Sep 2019 / Share

August 2019

The Government welcomes today’s release of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan 2020-23, which confirms the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) remains on schedule and on budget.

The Government welcomes today’s release of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan 2020-23, which confirms the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) remains on schedule and on budget.

30 Aug 2019 / Share
The Morrison Government will contribute $25,000 to showcase Australia’s world-class artists, art practices and cultural venues to a delegation of international cultural leaders in November this year. This is in addition to a $25,000 contribution from the Australia Council for the Arts.

The Morrison Government will contribute $25,000 to showcase Australia’s world-class artists, art practices and cultural venues to a delegation of international cultural leaders in November this year. This is in addition to a $25,000 contribution from the Australia Council for the Arts.

28 Aug 2019 / Share
Joint release. In another coup for the local screen industry, Hollywood's newest original television production will film in Victoria with Netflix Originals' Clickbait the latest global production to receive investment from the Morrison and Andrews Governments.

Joint release. In another coup for the local screen industry, Hollywood's newest original television production will film in Victoria with Netflix Originals' Clickbait the latest global production to receive investment from the Morrison and Andrews Governments.

26 Aug 2019 / Share
Joint release. Websites hosting harmful and extreme content from terrorists will be blocked by the Morrison Government in the latest measure to keep Australians safe online.

Joint release. Websites hosting harmful and extreme content from terrorists will be blocked by the Morrison Government in the latest measure to keep Australians safe online.

25 Aug 2019 / Share
Joint release. The Federal Government and Victoria State Government have partnered to secure Paramount Television and Anonymous Content's 10-part television adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' best-selling novel Shantaram to film in Melbourne, Victoria.

Joint release. The Federal Government and Victoria State Government have partnered to secure Paramount Television and Anonymous Content's 10-part television adaptation of Gregory David Roberts' best-selling novel Shantaram to film in Melbourne, Victoria.

15 Aug 2019 / Share
Joint release. The Government welcomes NBN Co's full year financial results released today, which show the company has achieved strong results across all key financial and business metrics in 2018–19.

Joint release. The Government welcomes NBN Co's full year financial results released today, which show the company has achieved strong results across all key financial and business metrics in 2018–19.

15 Aug 2019 / Share
The Liberal National Government welcomes today’s launch of NBN Co’s new Sky Muster Plus product, which will offer unmetered data for essential broadband activities like browsing, emails and specific software updates.

The Liberal National Government welcomes today’s launch of NBN Co’s new Sky Muster Plus product, which will offer unmetered data for essential broadband activities like browsing, emails and specific software updates.

12 Aug 2019 / Share
The Liberal National Government is seeking input on a new program focused on improving digital connectivity for people living in regional and rural Australia.

The Liberal National Government is seeking input on a new program focused on improving digital connectivity for people living in regional and rural Australia.

12 Aug 2019 / Share
The Morrison Government has announced $20.81 million to support around 80 Indigenous art centres, as well as a number of art fairs, service organisations and regional hubs, providing new opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, most living in remote communities.

The Morrison Government has announced $20.81 million to support around 80 Indigenous art centres, as well as a number of art fairs, service organisations and regional hubs, providing new opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, most living in remote communities.

09 Aug 2019 / Share
The Australian Government has today announced $1 million to tour 16 exhibitions across Australia through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program.

The Australian Government has today announced $1 million to tour 16 exhibitions across Australia through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program.

02 Aug 2019 / Share
The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring that our regulatory framework is fit-for-purpose in the digital age, today announcing that public consultation on all 23 recommendations of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Report will commence on 1 August 2019.

The Coalition Government is committed to ensuring that our regulatory framework is fit-for-purpose in the digital age, today announcing that public consultation on all 23 recommendations of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Report will commence on 1 August 2019.

01 Aug 2019 / Share

July 2019

The Morrison Government has welcomed the return of six Kaurna old people to the traditional custodians of the Kaurna Nation of Adelaide, South Australia.

The Morrison Government has welcomed the return of six Kaurna old people to the traditional custodians of the Kaurna Nation of Adelaide, South Australia.

29 Jul 2019 / Share
The next instalment of Marvel Studio’s major blockbuster “Thor” franchise will be filmed at Fox Studios in Sydney thanks to the Morrison Government’s $24.1 million Location Incentive grant and support from the New South Wales Government.

The next instalment of Marvel Studio’s major blockbuster “Thor” franchise will be filmed at Fox Studios in Sydney thanks to the Morrison Government’s $24.1 million Location Incentive grant and support from the New South Wales Government.

26 Jul 2019 / Share