Only a mug would believe in Rudd's NBN nirvana

In Kevin Rudd's mind, Australia would today be in an NBN fibre nirvana, had the dastardly Liberals not come along to trash his vision.

12 May 2020

Opinion piece

NBN Co secures $6.1 billion in private sector funding

The Morrison Government is pleased to announce that NBN Co has secured $6.1 billion in debt finance on external markets, demonstrating strong support for NBN Co’s outlook.

12 May 2020

Media release

Government sets spectrum objectives for 850/900 MHz bands

The Morrison Government has today released its policy objectives for the allocation of two spectrum bands to support the continued delivery of world-class telecommunications across Australia.

11 May 2020

Media release

Stopping ATO phone call scams

Scammers making phone calls which fraudulently appear to come from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have had their business model comprehensively disrupted following action under the Morrison Government’s Scam Technology Project.

09 May 2020

Media release

Public Interest News Gathering Program opens for business

The Morrison Government has today opened applications for the $50 million Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program to support commercial television, radio and newspaper businesses in regional Australia during COVID-19.

07 May 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Key lessons from bushfire failures

When devastating bushfires hit Australia over summer, our fixed line and mobile phone networks came under great pressure.

05 May 2020

Opinion piece

Government support for Australia Reads

The Morrison Government is contributing $100,000 towards the 2020 Australia Reads and Australia Reads at Home campaigns, to support literacy, connection and wellbeing.

05 May 2020

Media release

ACMA report highlights ways to improve telecommunications network resilience during bushfires

Mobile network outages during the 2019-20 bushfires were overwhelmingly due to loss of power rather than fire damage, according to a report prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with assistance from industry peak…

01 May 2020

Media release

Australia marks 250th anniversary of Endeavour’s historic voyage

Today marks 250 years since Captain James Cook and HMB Endeavour voyaged to the east coast of Australia in 1770.

29 April 2020

Media release

Op-Ed: Chance to share both pain and celebration

History is complex - and inevitably there are differing perspectives on individual historical events. That is certainly true of Australian history.

29 April 2020

Opinion piece

Supporting isolated older Australians during Coronavirus

The Morrison Government will provide $1 million in grants for community organisations to provide digital devices to older Australians through the Be Connected program.

29 April 2020

Media release

NBN Co hits activation target early with completion in sight

More than seven million homes and businesses across Australia now have an active National Broadband Network (NBN) connection, providing critical access to high-speed broadband as more people work and study from home during COVID-19.

27 April 2020

Media release

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