Support flows for live music across Australia

More than 100 venues across Australia will benefit from round one of the Live Music Australia program that is designed to assist in the national recovery of the live music sector from the impacts of COVID-19.

14 December 2020

Media release

NBN Co delivering for Tassie students

A partnership between the Tasmanian Government, local service provider TasmaNet and the National Broadband Network has powered Tasmanian schools to the top of the national table for delivering high-speed broadband for their students.

14 December 2020

Media release

Literary excellence receives top honours

Outstanding work by Australian authors has been recognised today, with the winners of the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards announced.

10 December 2020

Media release

Hundreds of satellite dishes to give better broadband connectivity during natural disasters

Under the $37.1 million Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disaster (STAND) program, the Morrison Government is delivering hundreds of satellite dishes on emergency buildings such as Rural Fire Service depots around Australia;…

09 December 2020

Media release

Modernising Australia's spectrum management framework

The Australian Government has welcomed the passage of a radiocommunications reform package that will help provide a flexible, fit-for-purpose spectrum management framework for the future.

09 December 2020

Media release

Arts sector in South Australia set to RISE

In a boost to the recovery of the state’s arts sector, nearly $6 million in funding will flow to South Australian projects from the first batch of the Morrison Government’s Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) grants.

05 December 2020

Media release

Australia's first arts and entertainment loan scheme open

Arts and entertainment organisations will have access to $90 million of loans, guaranteed by the Commonwealth, following the finalisation of a landmark agreement between the Morrison Government and two major banks.

04 December 2020

Media release

Detecting, tracing and blocking scam calls

The Morrison Government is taking actions to detect, trace and block scam calls, today unveiling a new industry code that will help put a stop to the calls.

01 December 2020

Media release

Extending battery back-up for regional and remote phone towers

Mobile phone towers will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during or after natural disasters, thanks to a major new investment by the Morrison McCormack Government.

01 December 2020

Media release

Media reform Green Paper

The Australian Government has today released a Green Paper setting out proposed reforms to support the media industry and enhance the range and quality of services and content available to all Australians.

27 November 2020

Media release

Thirteen Lives, based on the Thai caves rescue, to film in Australia

The Morrison Government will provide $13 million to Imagine Entertainment and MGM to shoot the live-action feature film Thirteen Lives, about the incredible Thai caves rescue, in Queensland.

27 November 2020

Media release

Arts sector in Victoria set to RISE

In a major boost to the recovery of the Victorian arts sector, the Australian Government has today announced that 48 projects will share in more than $20 million in funding, under batch one of the Restart Investment to Sustain…

23 November 2020

Media release

$60 million in RISE grants to restart arts and entertainment activity around Australia

In a major boost to the recovery and sustainability of the arts sector, the Morrison Government has today announced that $60 million in grants will begin to flow immediately under the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

20 November 2020

Media release

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

The Australian Government is continuing to expand and improve mobile coverage across regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications.

18 November 2020

Media release

Netflix’s Escape from Spiderhead and Pieces of Her to film in Australia

The recovery of Australia’s screen production sector is boosted today with the announcement of two major Netflix titles – a feature-film and a series – to be filmed locally with $21.58 million in support from the Morrison Government’s Location…

15 November 2020

Media release