NBN milestone: access for 11 million homes and businesses

More than 11 million homes and businesses are now able to connect to fast and affordable broadband on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), which is closing in on its completion milestone this year.

23 March 2020

Media release

The Cultural and Creative Sector and COVID-19

Measures announced today by the Prime Minister and Treasurer under the government’s $66 billion COVID-19 package will be very important in supporting workers and organisations in the cultural and creative sector, said Minister for Communications…

22 March 2020

Media release


A meeting of Arts and Cultural Ministers was held by teleconference today, Thursday 19 March 2020.

19 March 2020

Media release

NBN boosts capacity for Australians working at home

The Morrison Government welcomes NBN Co providing retail service providers (RSPs) additional bandwidth capacity at no extra cost to underpin network performance for Australians working at home.

18 March 2020

Media release

Cultural and creative sector roundtable on COVID-19

The Morrison Government today convened a virtual roundtable with peak cultural and creative sector bodies to discuss the impacts of the community response to COVID-19 on Australia’s cultural and creative businesses and institutions.

17 March 2020

Media release

Telco industry roundtable on COVID-19

The Morrison Government today convened a virtual roundtable with representatives from Australia’s major telecommunications companies to discuss COVID-19 preparations, planning and continuity measures in place to support telecommunications…

16 March 2020

Media release

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on our cultural and creative industries

The Australian Government understands the serious impacts that COVID-19 will have on our nation’s cultural and creative sector.

16 March 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Success of NBN is picking up speed

How can we know if the massive investment in the national broadband network has been a success?

Labor promised the NBN in the 2007 election - but they never seemed to know what success was, or how to achieve it.

11 March 2020

Opinion piece

Supporting ethical trading in the Indigenous visual arts industry

The Morrison Government will host a two-day roundtable to progress discussions with stakeholders from the Indigenous arts industry on ways to further support Australia’s meaningful and prosperous  Indigenous art sector, and to promote ethical…

01 March 2020

Media release

New standard to fight fraudulent number porting

In October 2019, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, issued a formal direction to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to make new rules mandating stronger identity verification…

27 February 2020

Media release

Funding support for Indigenous languages and arts

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, is calling for community-based organisations to apply for funding through the 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program competitive grant opportunity.

25 February 2020

Media release

Protecting Australia's interest in Holden cultural history

The Australian Government has sought the commitment of General Motors (GM) to comply with its obligations to protect and preserve culturally and historically significant objects following the company’s decision to close operations in Australia.…

24 February 2020

Media release

Have your say on the Regional Connectivity Program guidelines

The Coalition Government has today commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program to improve digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.

21 February 2020

Media release

Speech to the International Institute of Communications: The Harmonised Framework—digital platforms and the media


It is a pleasure to speak at this important forum considering a harmonised framework for digital platforms and the media.

21 February 2020


New toolkit boosts online safety resources for schools

A new toolkit launched today by the Government's eSafety Commissioner will provide schools across Australia with resources to help prevent and respond to online safety issues, creating safer online environments for children across the country.

20 February 2020

Media release