Australia's first arts and entertainment loan scheme open

Arts and entertainment organisations will have access to $90 million of loans, guaranteed by the Commonwealth, following the finalisation of a landmark agreement between the Morrison Government and two major banks.

04 December 2020

Media release

Detecting, tracing and blocking scam calls

The Morrison Government is taking actions to detect, trace and block scam calls, today unveiling a new industry code that will help put a stop to the calls.

01 December 2020

Media release

Extending battery back-up for regional and remote phone towers

Mobile phone towers will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during or after natural disasters, thanks to a major new investment by the Morrison McCormack Government.

01 December 2020

Media release

Media reform Green Paper

The Australian Government has today released a Green Paper setting out proposed reforms to support the media industry and enhance the range and quality of services and content available to all Australians.

27 November 2020

Media release

Thirteen Lives, based on the Thai caves rescue, to film in Australia

The Morrison Government will provide $13 million to Imagine Entertainment and MGM to shoot the live-action feature film Thirteen Lives, about the incredible Thai caves rescue, in Queensland.

27 November 2020

Media release

Arts sector in Victoria set to RISE

In a major boost to the recovery of the Victorian arts sector, the Australian Government has today announced that 48 projects will share in more than $20 million in funding, under batch one of the Restart Investment to Sustain…

23 November 2020

Media release

$60 million in RISE grants to restart arts and entertainment activity around Australia

In a major boost to the recovery and sustainability of the arts sector, the Morrison Government has today announced that $60 million in grants will begin to flow immediately under the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund.

20 November 2020

Media release

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

The Australian Government is continuing to expand and improve mobile coverage across regional and remote Australia, with Round 5A of the Mobile Black Spot Program now open for applications.

18 November 2020

Media release

Netflix’s Escape from Spiderhead and Pieces of Her to film in Australia

The recovery of Australia’s screen production sector is boosted today with the announcement of two major Netflix titles – a feature-film and a series – to be filmed locally with $21.58 million in support from the Morrison Government’s Location…

15 November 2020

Media release

Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists announced

The 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists have been announced today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP.

13 November 2020

Media release

Australia’s 5G Innovation Initiative

The Government is taking the next step on its 5G Innovation Initiative, today releasing a discussion paper to seek input from interested parties.

13 November 2020

Media release

Cutting red tape to support our regional voices

New legislation passed Parliament today that will ease the regulatory burden on regional commercial radio and regional and remote commercial television broadcasters, providing greater sustainability of regional voices and preserving greater…

12 November 2020

Media release

Morrison Government response to the 5G inquiry

The Morrison Government has welcomed the report on “The Next Gen Future” by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts and tabled its response to the report.

12 November 2020

Media release

NBN delivers strong first quarter financial results

NBN Co’s 2020-21 first quarter results show strong revenue growth, as it continues to meet its rollout targets and provide important services to Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 November 2020

Media release

Telco and energy networks working together in emergencies

Outages in vital power and telecommunications services during bushfires and other emergencies will be addressed through better coordination and communication between utilities.

04 November 2020

Media release