12 May 2020
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.

11 May 2020
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.

09 May 2020
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.

07 May 2020
Public Interest News Gathering Program opens for business

The Morrison Government has today opened applications for the $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to support commercial television, radio and newspaper businesses in regional Australia during COVID-19.

05 May 2020
Government support for Australia Reads

The Morrison Government is contributing $100,000 towards the 2020 Australia Reads and Australia Reads at Home campaigns, to support literacy, connection and wellbeing.

01 May 2020
ACMA report highlights ways to improve telecommunications network resilience during bushfires

Mobile network outages during the 2019-20 bushfires were overwhelmingly due to loss of power rather than fire damage, according to a report prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with assistance from industry peak…

29 Apr 2020
Australia marks 250th anniversary of Endeavour’s historic voyage

Today marks 250 years since Captain James Cook and HMB Endeavour voyaged to the east coast of Australia in 1770.

29 Apr 2020
Supporting isolated older Australians during Coronavirus

The Morrison Government will provide $1 million in grants for community organisations to provide digital devices to older Australians through the Be Connected program.

27 Apr 2020
NBN Co hits activation target early with completion in sight

More than seven million homes and businesses across Australia now have an active National Broadband Network (NBN) connection, providing critical access to high-speed broadband as more people work and study from home during COVID-19.

27 Apr 2020
Further round of consultation on Telecommunications in New Developments policy

The Morrison Government is calling for further submissions on a proposed policy update designed to improve the delivery of telecommunications in new developments. The proposals follow an initial round of public consultation that concluded in…

24 Apr 2020
Supporting public interest journalism

The Morrison Government is supporting public interest journalism during COVID-19, with the $5 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund 2020 Round now open for applications.

24 Apr 2020
eSafety courses to keep Senior Australians connected during COVID-19

Free daytime webinars are now available to help improve the online skills of Senior Australians as they increasingly turn to the internet to access online services and connect with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 Apr 2020
Increase of online scams during COVID-19

New data has revealed an alarming spike in ‘sextortion’ scams and image-based abuse during COVID-19.

21 Apr 2020
Improved mobile coverage for South Australia: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 17 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote areas of South Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 Apr 2020
Improved mobile coverage for regions: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 182 new base stations with more than 800 base stations now live

More Australians living in regional and remote Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.