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

Improved mobile coverage for Queensland: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 40 new base stations

More Australians living in Queensland 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 Western Australia: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 63 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote Western 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 Victoria: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 13 new base stations

More Australians living in regional and remote areas of Victoria 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.

20 April 2020

ACCC mandatory code of conduct to govern the commercial relationship between digital platforms and media companies

The Morrison Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between digital platforms and media companies.

20 April 2020

Media release