$33 million art gallery project will bring more jobs and more tourists as the Shoalhaven recovers from the bushfires

Today's sod turning at the Bundanon Trust's new $33 million art gallery in the Shoalhaven kicks off a project which will be a major jobs boost as the area recovers from the bushfires – and once completed, in late 2021, will be a major new tourism…

29 January 2020

Media release

20 arts projects funded for regional festivals across Australia

The Morrison Government has announced more than $550,000 in funding for 20 regional arts projects through the latest round of the Festivals Australia program.

24 January 2020

Media release

$1.9 million to support arts and culture exhibitions in regional Australia

The Australian Government is supporting greater access to arts and cultural exhibitions for regional Australians by providing $1.9 million of funding for the Visions of Australia regional touring program.

23 January 2020

Media release

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards open for entries

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards are now open for entries until 28 February 2020.

22 January 2020

Media release

Telecommunications network resilience

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, today convened a roundtable meeting with Australia’s major telecommunications companies to discuss network resilience in the recent severe bushfires.

22 January 2020

Media release

Supporting older Australians to get online

The Morrison Government is extending its highly successful Be Connected program that helps older Australians navigate the online world safely.

21 January 2020

Media release

National Regional Arts Fellowship Program opens for applications

Artists and arts workers in regional, rural and remote Australia are invited to apply for a National Regional Arts Fellowship to support their practice. The central themes of this year’s program reflects the drought and bushfires.

20 January 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Telcos learn to keep connected under fire
Originally published in the Canberra Times, Monday 13 January 2020

14 January 2020

Opinion piece

More than $2 million to support regional performing arts tours

The Morrison Government has announced almost $2.5 million in funding to support 29 tours spanning music, theatre and dance to more than 250 locations around the country supported by the Australia Council’s Contemporary Music Touring Program and…

14 January 2020

Media release

Consultation now open for classification review

The Morrison Government is calling on all interested stakeholders and members of the public to have their say on a review of Australian classification regulation to develop a framework that reflects changing technologies and meets community needs…

08 January 2020

Media release

Maintaining resilience and repairing telecommunications in bushfire-affected areas

The Morrison Government is supporting telecommunications operators to maintain network resilience and repair connections in bushfire-affected areas of the country.

04 January 2020

Media release

Online piracy down as streaming services gain popularity

The number of Australians consuming pirated movies, television shows, music and video games is at its lowest level in five years, according to a new survey, with more people choosing to pay for content online than consume it unlawfully.

27 December 2019

Media release

Resale Royalty Scheme Review Report

The Morrison Government has released a report from the Reviewof the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 and associated Scheme which shows that it is delivering on its purpose to provide financial returns for Australian artists.

23 December 2019

Media release

Minister Fletcher's statement on the National Relay Service

On 29 November 2019, Minister Fletcher tabled a statement in the House of Representative regarding the National Relay Service.

20 December 2019

Media release

New ways of delivering voice telephone services for rural and remote Australians

The Morrison Government has today commenced consultation on the design of a program to trial alternative ways to deliver voice telephone services in rural and remote Australia.

20 December 2019

Media release