Online safety expectations to boost transparency and accountability for digital platforms

The Albanese Government has today amended the Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) Determination to better address new and emerging online safety issues and help keep industry more accountable to Australians.

30 May 2024

Media release

Backing Australian farmers through Round 1 of the On Farm Connectivity Program

The Albanese Government is backing the nation’s farmers and primary producers through the now completed Round 1 of the On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP), with more than $15 million worth of grant…

29 May 2024

Media release

Boosting community safety through improved telecommunications resilience

Hundreds more regional and remote communities will benefit from improved mobile network resilience through the Albanese Government’s Mobile Network Hardening Program (MNHP).
 

28 May 2024

Media release

Interview with Andrew Clennell, Sky News, Sunday Agenda
TOPICS: Online safety; mis and disinformation; hate speech; International Criminal Court; Telstra; ANAO clears the Improving Mobile Coverage Round; Channel Nine.

26 May 2024

Interview

Mobile black spots election commitments consistent with rules and guidelines: ANAO

The Government welcomes today’s Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) findings that the design and award of funding for election commitments through the Improving Mobile Coverage Round (IMCR) was…

22 May 2024

Media release

Keeping more older Australians safe online with Be Connected

The Albanese Labor Government is ensuring older Australians can confidently and safely use the internet and digital technology, through an extension to the Digital Literacy for Older Australians program – known as Be Connected. …

22 May 2024

Media release

Albanese Government continues crackdown on scammers

The Albanese Government has delivered an additional $67.5 million in the 2024-25 Budget as part of our second tranche of reforms to crackdown on scammers. 

21 May 2024

Media release

Improved consumer safeguards for broadband and voice services

Australians will have greater certainty about access to voice and broadband services as a result of new Albanese Government reforms passing through Parliament overnight.
 

17 May 2024

Media release

Speech - House of Representatives - Establishment of the Joint Select Committee into social media

Social media has a civic responsibility to its Australian users and our society more broadly.

16 May 2024

Speech

Speech – House of Representatives – Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-siphoning) Bill 2023 – Conclusion of Second Reading Debate

I thank honourable members who contributed to the debate on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Prominence and Anti-Siphoning) Bill 2023. 

14 May 2024

Speech

Boosting connectivity and safety for Australians

The Albanese Labor Government is connecting and protecting Australians, with a key focus on tackling the scourge of scams, improving safeguards for children online, and narrowing the digital gap for First Nations communities. 

14 May 2024

Media release

Interview with Sarah McDonald, ABC Sydney Mornings
SUBJECTS: Joint Select Committee into social media, News Media Bargaining Code, eSafety, age assurance trial, gas

10 May 2024

Interview

Interview with Thomas Oriti, ABC News Radio
SUBJECTS: Joint Select Committee into social media, eSafety, 3G switchover, Cumberland Council

10 May 2024

Interview

Interview with Craig Zonca, ABC Brisbane Breakfast
SUBJECT/S: Joint Select Committee into social media

10 May 2024

Interview

Albanese Government’s Joint Select Committee into social media

The Albanese Government will move to establish a Joint Parliamentary Select Committee into the influence and impacts of social media on Australian society.

10 May 2024

Media release