15 Apr 2020
Immediate COVID-19 relief for Australian media as harmonisation reform process also kicks off

The Morrison Government today announced a package of measures to help sustain Australian media businesses as they do their vital work of keeping the community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 Apr 2020
Targeted Support for Indigenous Arts, Regional Arts and respected charity Support Act

To help the Arts sector deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19, which has seen performances cancelled, venues closed and many performers and crew hit by the loss of gigs, the Morrison McCormack Government is committing $27 million in…

07 Apr 2020
Keeping our kids safe online during COVID-19

A new guide to online safety for parents and carers has specific tips and advice for this time when children are spending more time online because of the response to COVID-19.

06 Apr 2020
GP clinics to get free NBN boost for telehealth

NBN Co is supporting the delivery of enhanced telehealth services by upgrading Australian GP clinics to 50Mbps download and 20Mbps upload connections at no extra cost for a period of six months.

06 Apr 2020
Critical funding for public interest journalism in COVID-19

The Morrison Government has today brought forward the release of $5 million from its Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund to support public interest journalism during COVID-19.

02 Apr 2020
Supporting Australians' access to telecommunications services

The Australian Government has this week amended the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018 and the Telecommunications Code of Practice 2018 to enable carriers to deploy temporary facilities, including temporary towers, as…

02 Apr 2020
JobKeeper payment to keep the spotlights shining in the arts sector

Support available to the cultural and creative sector under the JobKeeper payment could be worth billions, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said today.

01 Apr 2020
Reduction in NBN broadband complaints

Figures released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that NBN broadband complaints declined by more than a third (36 per cent) in the December 2019 quarter, compared to the same period last year.

30 Mar 2020
Useful telecommunications tips for working from home in the 'Keeping Australia Connected' resource

Useful telecommunications tips for working from home in the 'Keeping Australia Connected' resource

25 Mar 2020
NBN Co boosts data for rural and regional customers

The Morrison McCormack Government welcomes new initiatives from NBN Co that will provide more broadband data for Sky Muster satellite customers living in rural and remote Australia.

24 Mar 2020
Government and internet providers finalise protocol to block terrorist and graphic violent content

The Morrison Government has today welcomed the agreement of a new protocol between internet service providers (ISPs) and the eSafety Commissioner, which positions them to block websites hosting graphic material that depicts a terrorist act or…

24 Mar 2020
Tech sector & Government back Australian businesses during COVID-19

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of a new website brought together by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak.

23 Mar 2020
NBN milestone: access for 11 million homes and businesses

More than 11 million homes and businesses are now able to connect to fast and affordable broadband on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), which is closing in on its completion milestone this year.

22 Mar 2020
The Cultural and Creative Sector and COVID-19

Measures announced today by the Prime Minister and Treasurer under the government’s $66 billion COVID-19 package will be very important in supporting workers and organisations in the cultural and creative sector, said Minister for Communications…

19 Mar 2020

A meeting of Arts and Cultural Ministers was held by teleconference today, Thursday 19 March 2020.