National collecting institutions to re-open

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, today announced Australia’s National Collecting Institutions will be able to re-open to the public starting 30 May under strict guidelines to protect the public and…

26 May 2020

Media release

Fast broadband powering the nation’s productivity

The Morrison Government welcomes new research released today on Australian internet use.

26 May 2020

Media release

Australian content boost for audiences in the Pacific

Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji will have access to more Australian television content through the PacificAus TV initiative delivered by Free TV Australia.

25 May 2020

Media release

Support for cultural exhibition tours across regional Australia

The Morrison Government is providing $1.1 million from the Visions of Australia program to support 10 projects to tour cultural exhibitions to venues across regional Australia, providing the participating cultural institutions confidence to plan…

20 May 2020

Media release

Funding boost for regional touring to assist hard hit communities

The Morrison Government has today announced more than $1.76 million to support a program of cultural and creative tours through the Playing Australia, Contemporary Music Touring Program and Contemporary Touring Initiative.

20 May 2020

Media release

Misinformation linking 5G and the coronavirus

The Morrison Government has warned Australians about misinformation linking coronavirus to 5G mobile technology, and urged them to have confidence in Australia’s stringent safety standards and decades of global scientific research about…

18 May 2020

New early childhood online safety education initiative launched

A new early childhood online safety education initiative launched today aims to help parents, carers and educators teach infants, toddlers and pre-school children basic technology and online safety concepts.

18 May 2020

Media release

Consultation on Alternative Voice Services Trials guidelines

The Morrison McCormack Government is calling for submissions on the draft guidelines for the Alternative Voice Services Trials program, which explores new ways to deliver voice telephone services to rural and remote Australians.

15 May 2020

Media release

Landmark telecommunications reforms pass the Senate

Legislation requiring all Australians to have access to broadband services from a ‘statutory infrastructure provider’ and requiring all larger fixed line broadband network operators serving metropolitan Australia to contribute to the cost of…

14 May 2020

Media release

NBN delivers strong performance exceeding rollout, revenue and activation targets

The Morrison Government welcomes NBN Co’s strong 2019-20 third quarter financial results, with the company demonstrating operational and financial resilience during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

14 May 2020

Media release

Strengthening telecommunications emergency resilience

The Morrison McCormack Government is investing $37.1 million to strengthen telecommunications resilience in bushfire and disaster prone areas so that communities can stay connected during emergencies.

12 May 2020

Media release

Only a mug would believe in Rudd's NBN nirvana

In Kevin Rudd's mind, Australia would today be in an NBN fibre nirvana, had the dastardly Liberals not come along to trash his vision.

12 May 2020

Opinion piece

NBN Co secures $6.1 billion in private sector funding

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce that NBN Co has secured $6.1 billion in debt finance on external markets, demonstrating strong support for NBN Co’s outlook.

12 May 2020

Media release

Government sets spectrum objectives for 850/900 MHz bands

The Morrison Government has today released its policy objectives for the allocation of two spectrum bands to support the continued delivery of world-class telecommunications across Australia.

11 May 2020

Media release

Stopping ATO phone call scams

Scammers making phone calls which fraudulently appear to come from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have had their business model comprehensively disrupted following action under the Morrison Government’s Scam Technology Project.

09 May 2020

Media release