More funds flow for public interest journalism

The Morrison Government today announced that 41 publishers will receive a share of $5 million in the 2020 round of the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund. 

05 August 2020

Media release

Applications open for Alternative Voice Services Trials

The Australian Government is calling for applications under the Alternative Voice Services Trials program, to test new ways of delivering voice services in rural and remote Australia.

04 August 2020

Media release

Applications now open for Regional Connectivity Program funding

Applications for the Australian Government’s $53 million Regional Connectivity Program are now open.

28 July 2020

Media release

Modernising consumer safeguards for telco services

The Morrison Government has today commenced consultation on modernising consumer safeguards for telecommunications services.

27 July 2020

Media release

Significant Indigenous art acquisition for QAGOMA

The Morrison Government will provide $600,000 over three years to support the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) to acquire seven Papunya boards painted in the first critical years of Australia’s contemporary Aboriginal art…

25 July 2020

Media release

Maximising the benefits of digital connectivity for all Australians

The Morrison Government has today established the Australian Broadband Advisory Council to provide the Government advice on maximising the economic upside of increased digital connectivity for Australian businesses and consumers.

22 July 2020

Media release

Supporting broadcast coverage of under-represented sports

The Morrison Government has today announced $10 million in funding to continue its support of coverage of women’s, niche and other under-represented sports, bringing total funding for the under-represented sports grant to $40 million over six…

22 July 2020

Media release

New $400 million incentive to boost jobs for screen industry

Thousands of jobs are set to flow to carpenters, lighting technicians, local actors, set designers, extras, crews and special effects experts with a $400 million incentive to attract film and television productions to Australia, both now and over…

17 July 2020

Media release

More than $668,000 supports arts projects in regional Australia

The Morrison Government has today announced 46 recipients across Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia that will receive a share in more than $668,000 to support artistic and professional development activities…

09 July 2020

Media release

Appointment of George Savvides AM as SBS Chair

The Morrison Government has appointed Mr George Savvides AM as Chair of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) for a period of five years, effective from today.

09 July 2020

Media release

First contemporary Indigenous music funding recipients announced

The Morrison Government today announced the first funding recipients under the $2 million Indigenous Contemporary Music Program, aimed at increasing development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

08 July 2020

Media release

Rare Kaurna shield added to AGSA’s collection

The Morrison Government has announced $100,000 to support the acquisition of a rare 19th century Murlapaka (also spelt Mulubakka) shield, attributed to the Kaurna people from the Adelaide Plains, by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA).

08 July 2020

Media release

Supporting arts and cultural projects at regional festivals

The Morrison Government has today announced almost $540,000 to fund 14 arts and cultural projects across regional and remote Australia through the latest Festivals Australia program funding round.

06 July 2020

Media release

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