Copyright reforms to better support the digital environment

The Morrison Government is moving ahead with copyright reforms, announcing changes to provide a more flexible and adaptable framework that will better support the needs of Australians to access content in an increasingly digital environment.

13 August 2020

Media release

Bidding limits set for Australia’s next 5G spectrum auction

The Morrison Government has today announced allocation limits for Australia’s next 5G spectrum auction, which is scheduled to occur in March 2021.

13 August 2020

Media release

Funding to help Australian venues bring back the music

Applications are now open for the first round of the Morrison Government’s $20 million Live Music Australia program, designed to bring more home-grown music to Australians stages.

11 August 2020

Media release

NBN Co’s full year results show record performance in 2019-20

The Morrison Government welcomes NBN Co’s full year financial results released today, with the company exceeding key rollout metrics and achieving strong financial performance while providing vital support to Australians through COVID-19.

11 August 2020

Media release

RISE Fund and Sustainability Fund guidelines released

The Morrison Government has today released the guidelines for the $75 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund to help reactivate the arts and entertainment sector following the impacts of COVID-19.

11 August 2020

Media release

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