More than $668,000 supports arts projects in regional Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced 46 recipients across Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia that will receive a share in more than $668,000 to support artistic and professional development activities…

09 July 2020

Media release

Appointment of George Savvides AM as SBS Chair

The Morrison Government has appointed Mr George Savvides AM as Chair of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) for a period of five years, effective from today.

09 July 2020

Media release

First contemporary Indigenous music funding recipients announced

The Morrison Government today announced the first funding recipients under the $2 million Indigenous Contemporary Music Program, aimed at increasing development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

08 July 2020

Media release

Rare Kaurna shield added to AGSA’s collection

The Morrison Government has announced $100,000 to support the acquisition of a rare 19th century Murlapaka (also spelt Mulubakka) shield, attributed to the Kaurna people from the Adelaide Plains, by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA).

08 July 2020

Media release

Supporting arts and cultural projects at regional festivals

The Morrison Government has today announced almost $540,000 to fund 14 arts and cultural projects across regional and remote Australia through the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

06 July 2020

Media release

Protecting Australians from mobile porting scams

Mobile providers are required to comply with new measures designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft, which was put in place at the direction of the Morrison Government.

03 July 2020

Media release

Statement on Woolworths Spam Act Breach

Today my portfolio agency the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has fined Woolworths over a million dollars for breaching the Spam Act.

02 July 2020

Media release

Broadband access guaranteed for all Australians

New landmark legislation came into force today that enshrines in law access to broadband services for all Australians regardless of where they live.

01 July 2020

Media release

Final 12-month licence extension for Melbourne and Adelaide community TV to finalise digital transition

The Morrison Government will provide Melbourne and Adelaide community television stations, C31 and C44, with a final 12-month extension of their television licences to assist them in finalising the transition to digital delivery of their services…

30 June 2020

Media release

$5.5 million to establish National Centre of Excellence to preserve Australia’s audiovisual heritage

The Morrison Government has today announced $5.5 million over four years for the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA) to support the digitisation of historic audiovisual material and creation of the National Centre for Excellence in Audiovisual…

30 June 2020

Media release

$50 million to flow to support regional news

The Morrison Government has today announced that 107 regional publishers and broadcasters who applied to the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) Program will receive a share of $50 million in funding committed to support regional news services…

29 June 2020

Media release

$10 million boost to vital eSafety support

The Morrison Government is further boosting its work to keep Australians safe online, today announcing an additional $10 million in funding for Australia’s world-leading eSafety Commissioner (eSafety).

28 June 2020

Media release

Australia Post Board changes

Ms Andrea Staines OAM has been appointed as Deputy Chair and Ms Deidre Willmott has been reappointed as a non-executive Director of the Australia Post Board for a three-year term.

26 June 2020

Media release

Protecting Australians from misinformation on digital platforms

The Morrison Government welcomes the release today of a position paper from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to guide digital platforms in developing a voluntary code to protect consumers from misinformation and promote…

26 June 2020

Media release

$8 million boost to enhance Australia’s Trove portal

The Morrison Government will provide an additional $8 million for the National Library of Australia over the next two years to support the ongoing development of Australia’s digital heritage portal, Trove.

26 June 2020

Media release