25 May 2020
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.

20 May 2020
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
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.

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.

15 May 2020
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.

14 May 2020
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
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.

12 May 2020
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
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.