Tender opens for the National Audit of Mobile Coverage

I welcome the release by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts of the request for tender (RFT) to conduct a National Audit of Mobile Coverage.

12 September 2023

Media release

More school kids to be connected to free internet through SSBI

The Australian Government’s ongoing rollout of the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI) has connected around 3,000 families with school students across the country to 12 months of free NBN.



11 September 2023

Media release

Australian Government welcomes new industry code for search engines

The Minister for Communications has welcomed the eSafety Commissioner’s registration of a new industry code of practice to tackle seriously harmful online content.

08 September 2023

Media release

$15 million available to boost mobile resilience during disasters

Applications are now open for Round 2 of the Mobile Network Hardening Program (MNHP) to strengthen the resilience of mobile services across regional, rural and remote Australia.

08 September 2023

Media release

Appointments to NBN Co Limited (NBN Co)

The Albanese Government has reappointed Mr Stephen Rue as a Director and appointed Mr Mike Mrdak AO as a non-executive Director of the NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) Board.

 

07 September 2023

Media release

Interview with Katie Woolf, Mix 104.9 Darwin
SUBJECTS: School Student Broadband Initiative rollout in the Northern Territory

06 September 2023

Interview

Boost for Northern Territory families as free NBN opportunity delivered

More families in the Northern Territory without broadband at home now have access to a free NBN connection for 12 months as part of the Albanese Government’s ongoing roll-out of the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).

 

06 September 2023

Media release

Better support for telco customers experiencing financial hardship

The Minister for Communications has directed the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to make an enforceable industry standard to ensure appropriate support is provided to telecommunications customers experiencing financial…

05 September 2023

Media release

Changes to modernise Australia’s Classification Scheme on their way

A key milestone in the process to reform the National Classification Scheme has been achieved with the Australian Government’s Classification Amendment Bill passed by Parliament last night.

 

05 September 2023

Media release

Interview with Andy Park, ABC RN Drive
SUBJECTS: Mis and Disinformation Bill, Australian Post, Chair of the ABC appointment.

04 September 2023

Interview

Interview with Chris O'Keefe, 2GB Sydney
SUBJECTS: Mis and Disinformation Bill Exposure Draft, eSafety, Alannah & Madeline Foundation Digital Literacy Program, Social Media Code of Conduct

01 September 2023

Interview

New appointments to the Classification Board

The Albanese Government has made four appointments to the Classification Board following a merit-based selection process.

 

01 September 2023

Media release

Boost for Queensland families as free NBN opportunity delivered

More Queensland families with school aged students without broadband at home will soon have access to a free NBN connection for 12 months as part of the Albanese Government’s ongoing roll-out of the School Student Broadband Initiative (SSBI).

01 September 2023

Media release

Albanese Government publishes eSafety's Roadmap for Age Verification

The Albanese Government has today published the eSafety Commissioner’s Roadmap for age verification and complementary measures to prevent and mitigate harms to children from online pornography, along with the Government’s response.

31 August 2023

Media release

How the Voice can help shift the dial to narrow digital gap

In 2023, access to reliable internet, mobile coverage and decent radio signal is something many of us take for granted.



But make no mistake: it’s absolutely essential – just like electricity and running water.



31 August 2023

Opinion piece