Statement of Expectations issued to the ACCC for new telecommunications environment

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher, has issued a Statement of Expectations to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) concerning its work to protect broadband and mobile consumers and encourage…

15 October 2020

Media release

NBN Co to invest $2 billion in regional Australia

The Australian Government welcomes news that $2 billion of the recent investments announced by NBN Co will be directed towards better connecting regional Australia and will stimulate regional jobs and economic growth.

08 October 2020

Media release

Additional support to strengthen Australia's communications, media and creative sectors

The Morrison Government is strengthening the economy, creating jobs and supporting households and businesses through COVID-19 by investing in our critically important telecommunications, media and creative arts sectors as part…

06 October 2020

Media release

Telecommunications complaint numbers down

The Morrison Government has welcomed the release of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s (TIO) Annual Report 2019-20.

30 September 2020

Media release

Safeguarding Australian content in a world of changing viewership

We need Australian stories on our screens. It’s important to Australia’s cultural identity – and, with the production sector employing 25,000 people, it’s important economically too.

30 September 2020

Opinion piece

New funding in Budget to deliver Australian screen content

The Australian Government is supporting Australian screen content by simplifying regulations and injecting $53 million into the development and production of local film and television as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget.

30 September 2020

Media release

Supporting Australia’s 5G future

The Morrison Government is investing almost $30 million to improve the allocation and management of spectrum and trial 5G use across different industry sectors.

29 September 2020

Media release

Investing in Australia's national cultural institutions

The National Gallery, the National Library and Australia’s other national cultural institutions will receive an additional $22.9 million in the Federal Budget to support their activities during a continuing decline in revenue…

26 September 2020

Media release

Morrison Government's Location Incentive brings Young Rock, Joe Exotic and Irreverent down under

The Morrison Government has announced $19.5 million for NBCUniversal’s Universal Studio Group to produce three high-end scripted television series in Australia under the Federal Government’s Location Incentive program.

26 September 2020

Media release

National Press Club Address

Thanks to COVID, 2020 has been the year of working and studying from home, of Zoom and Skype and Teams and Webex and BlueJeans and many other videoconferencing apps.

23 September 2020

Speech

$4.5 billion NBN investment to bring ultra-fast broadband to millions of families and businesses and create 25,000 jobs

Around eight million Australian homes will have access to ultra-fast broadband speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) following an upgrade to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

23 September 2020

Media release

Op Ed: Broadband turnaround powers past Labor’s sterile fibre wars

When COVID-19 came along and millions of Australians switched overnight to working and studying from home, they really needed good broadband.

In Australia’s hour of need, the national broadband network delivered.

23 September 2020

Opinion piece

NBN Co delivering now and investing for the future

The Morrison Government welcomes today’s release of NBN Co’s 2020-21 Corporate Plan, which highlights $6 billion of targeted, efficient investment over the next three years.

23 September 2020

Media release

Businesses across Australia to get high-speed fibre broadband

Nine in 10 businesses will be able to order high-speed fibre broadband as NBN Co rolls out 240 Business Fibre Zones nationwide.

22 September 2020

Media release

New mobile coverage for bushfire-affected Wyndham

Residents of Wyndham in the hinterland of New South Wales’ far south coast can now enjoy new and improved mobile coverage thanks to the Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 September 2020

Media release