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.

29 April 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Chance to share both pain and celebration

History is complex - and inevitably there are differing perspectives on individual historical events. That is certainly true of Australian history.

29 April 2020

Opinion piece

Supporting isolated older Australians during Coronavirus

The Morrison Government will provide $1 million in grants for community organisations to provide digital devices to older Australians through the Be Connected program.

29 April 2020

Media release

NBN Co hits activation target early with completion in sight

More than seven million homes and businesses across Australia now have an active National Broadband Network (NBN) connection, providing critical access to high-speed broadband as more people work and study from home during COVID-19.

27 April 2020

Media release

Further round of consultation on Telecommunications in New Developments policy

The Morrison Government is calling for further submissions on a proposed policy update designed to improve the delivery of telecommunications in new developments. The proposals follow an initial round of public consultation that concluded in…

27 April 2020

Media release

Why government is moving to tame digital duopoly

In the past decade, Australia has lost more than 100 local and regional newspapers.

Just in the past few weeks, with COVID-19 driving a sharp fall in advertising revenues, publishers have announced further closures or suspensions.

27 April 2020

Opinion piece

Increase of online scams during COVID-19

New data has revealed an alarming spike in ‘sextortion’ scams and image-based abuse during COVID-19.

24 April 2020

Media release

Supporting public interest journalism

The Morrison Government is supporting public interest journalism during COVID-19, with the $5 million Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund 2020 Round now open for applications.

24 April 2020

Media release

eSafety courses to keep Senior Australians connected during COVID-19

Free daytime webinars are now available to help improve the online skills of Senior Australians as they increasingly turn to the internet to access online services and connect with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24 April 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Coronavirus hit Australia’s arts industry hard and early. Our support package is designed to help

For the many Australians who enjoy the arts, the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 are painful.

23 April 2020

Opinion piece

Improved mobile coverage for South Australia: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 17 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote areas of South Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 April 2020

Media release

Improved mobile coverage for regions: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 182 new base stations with more than 800 base stations now live

More Australians living in regional and remote Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 April 2020

Media release

Improved mobile coverage for New South Wales: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 25 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote New South Wales will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 April 2020

Media release

Improved mobile coverage for Tasmania: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 11 new base stations

Tasmania is set to receive new and improved mobile coverage thanks to Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

21 April 2020

Media release

Supporting Australia Post throughout COVID-19

The Morrison Government has today announced regulatory relief to assist Australia Post to continue providing important postal services for all Australians during the COVID-19 crisis.

21 April 2020

Media release