Telecommunications hardship principles for COVID-19

Today the Morrison Government announced a set of principles that will help Australians remain connected to telecommunications services during the ongoing challenges and impacts of COVID-19.

17 April 2020

Media release

$150 million NBN assistance for families and businesses

The Morrison Government has today announced that NBN Co will provide $150 million in financial relief to internet providers so they can assist Australian families and businesses in accessing the National Broadband Network (NBN) during COVID-19.…

17 April 2020

Media release

Immediate COVID-19 relief for Australian media as harmonisation reform process also kicks off

The Morrison Government today announced a package of measures to help sustain Australian media businesses as they do their vital work of keeping the community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 April 2020

Media release

Targeted Support for Indigenous Arts, Regional Arts and respected charity Support Act

To help the Arts sector deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19, which has seen performances cancelled, venues closed and many performers and crew hit by the loss of gigs, the Morrison McCormack Government is committing $27 million in…

09 April 2020

Media release

Keeping our kids safe online during COVID-19

A new guide to online safety for parents and carers has specific tips and advice for this time when children are spending more time online because of the response to COVID-19.

07 April 2020

Media release

Speech to the CommsDay Summit

Well it's good to be with you.

This CommsDay summit comes at a time when the Australian telecommunications sector is doing an extraordinary job keeping Australians connected as we work and study from home in response to COVID-19.

06 April 2020

Speech

GP clinics to get free NBN boost for telehealth

NBN Co is supporting the delivery of enhanced telehealth services by upgrading Australian GP clinics to 50Mbps download and 20Mbps upload connections at no extra cost for a period of six months.

06 April 2020

Media release

Critical funding for public interest journalism in COVID-19

The Morrison Government has today brought forward the release of $5 million from its Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund to support public interest journalism during COVID-19.

06 April 2020

Media release

Supporting Australians' access to telecommunications services

The Australian Government has this week amended the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 2018 and the Telecommunications Code of Practice 2018 to enable carriers to deploy temporary facilities, including temporary towers, as…

02 April 2020

Media release

JobKeeper payment to keep the spotlights shining in the arts sector

Support available to the cultural and creative sector under the JobKeeper payment could be worth billions, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said today.

02 April 2020

Media release

Reduction in NBN broadband complaints

Figures released today by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that NBN broadband complaints declined by more than a third (36 per cent) in the December 2019 quarter, compared to the same period last year.

01 April 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: NBN can handle working from home surge being experienced

As we respond to COVID-19, there are suddenly lots more Australians working from home.

Many people are wondering if the network can cope with this surge in demand.

31 March 2020

Opinion piece

Useful telecommunications tips for working from home in the 'Keeping Australia Connected' resource

Useful telecommunications tips for working from home in the 'Keeping Australia Connected' resource

30 March 2020

Media release

NBN Co boosts data for rural and regional customers

The Morrison McCormack Government welcomes new initiatives from NBN Co that will provide more broadband data for Sky Muster satellite customers living in rural and remote Australia.

25 March 2020

Media release

Government and internet providers finalise protocol to block terrorist and graphic violent content

The Morrison Government has today welcomed the agreement of a new protocol between internet service providers (ISPs) and the eSafety Commissioner, which positions them to block websites hosting graphic material that depicts a terrorist act or…

24 March 2020

Media release