New rules help block SMS Scams

Nearly 48 million scam texts have been blocked since new rules were introduced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in July this year to combat the growing scourge of scams. 

19 November 2022

Media release

Address to RadComms 2022 Conference
SUBJECTS: Federal Budget commitments, spectrum, Optus and Medibank data breaches, Closing the Gap, regional communications, Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia, future of broadcasting

15 November 2022

Speech

Speech to ABC Friends Victoria
SUBJECTS: ABC funding, review of the ABC, expanding Double J, Indo-Pacific Broadcasting Strategy

15 November 2022

Speech

First step towards news measurement framework for the digital era

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is set to consult on a ‘news measurement framework’ for diversity and localism in Australia, with the release of a consultation paper in early 2023.

14 November 2022

Media release

Albanese Government opens consultation on draft guidelines to improve mobile coverage

The Albanese Government has opened consultation on draft guidelines to deliver on its $40 million Federal Election commitment to address problem black spots in identified areas across the country.
 

14 November 2022

Media release

Release of the 2022 National Online Safety Survey

The 2022 National Online Safety Survey has highlighted the need for greater collaboration to boost awareness of the eSafety Commissioner, empowering Australian parents and children to have safer and more positive experiences online.
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14 November 2022

Media release

Amendments to telecommunications legislation will help find missing people

The Albanese Government has today taken urgent steps to strengthen emergency services capabilities in locating missing persons.

10 November 2022

Media release

Interview with Matthew Doran, ABC Afternoon Briefing

SUBJECTS: Albanese Government’s proposed amendments to the Telecommunications Act 1997, corporate cyber security

09 November 2022

Interview

New classification tool approved for online content ratings

The Albanese Government has approved the use of the Spherex Classification Tool as a new mechanism of safeguarding and regulating content in Australia under the Classification Act (Publications, Films and Computer Games) 1995. 

07 November 2022

Media release

Australian Government grants take online safety message to millions

A cyberbullying support bot and 3D cyber ninjas teaching self-defence in the metaverse are among the latest projects funded under the Australian Government’s $9 million…

07 November 2022

Media release

Press conference, Nowra
SUBJECTS: Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia

03 November 2022

Interview

Interview with Nick Rheinberger, ABC Illawarra
SUBJECTS: Mobile black spots and coverage, Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia, NBN investment, Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), Federal Budget

03 November 2022

Interview

Regional and rural Australia to be better connected by the Albanese Government

The Albanese Government’s Better Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia will provide $400 million over five years to expand regional mobile coverage along highways and roads and in underserviced regional communities.

03 November 2022

Media release

Doorstop interview, Gunning NSW, regional connectivity
SUBJECTS: Regional Connectivity Plan for Regional and Rural Australia, Regional Tech Hub and On-Farm Connectivity Program funding

02 November 2022

Interview