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

$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

Wi-Fi now available at NSW Central Coast train stations

Thousands of Northern Sydney and Central Coast residents can now experience greater connectivity on their daily commute with free Wi-Fi now available at 19 train stations on the rail line from Hornsby to Wyong.

26 June 2020

Media release

$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia's creative economy

Thousands of jobs across Australia’s arts industry will be backed with a new $250 million targeted package to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work, as they rebuild from the impacts of…

25 June 2020

Media release

Modernising Australia’s spectrum framework

The Morrison Government has opened consultation on reforms to modernise Australia’s spectrum management framework.

24 June 2020

Media release

Audio description on ABC and SBS delivers greater accessibility

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of audio description on ABC and SBS television programs from today, making content more accessible for blind and vision impaired Australians.

22 June 2020

Media release

New fellowships to cultivate emerging talent in regional Australia

Five regional artists and arts workers have been awarded a National Regional Arts Fellowship to support their arts practice in their local regions.

16 June 2020

Media release