Terms of Reference for Optus outage post-incident review

The Albanese Government will undertake a review of what industry, government and the community can learn from the recent Optus outage, with a specific focus on emergency calls, customer communications, and complaints handling.
 

28 November 2023

Media release

Interview with Karl Stefanovic and Sarah Abo, Today Show
SUBJECTS: Albanese Government commences review into Optus outage

28 November 2023

Interview

Interview with Lisa Millar, ABC News Breakfast
SUBJECTS: Albanese Government commences review into Optus network outage

28 November 2023

Interview

Successful mid-band spectrum auction promotes connectivity

The Albanese Government congratulates the independent Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for the successful completion of the 3.4/3.7 GHz bands auction.

23 November 2023

Media release

National Press Club Address - Q&A
SUBJECTS: Exposure draft to combat misinformation and disinformation, prominence, donations, gambling advertising, age assurance technology, Basic Online Safety Expectations, Review of the Online Safety Act, cyber security, support for local newspapers

23 November 2023

Interview

Albanese Government takes major steps forward to improve online safety

The Albanese Government will strengthen its online safety expectations and review the effectiveness of existing laws regulating digital service providers, to ensure these protections are fit-for-purpose in a rapidly evolving online environment.…

22 November 2023

Media release

Address to the National Press Club
SUBJECTS: online safety, international cooperation, misinformation and disinformation, dating apps, online gambling harms

22 November 2023

Speech

Telstra Payphones to connect more Australians to national support services

The Albanese Labor Government is working with Telstra to boost awareness of national support available to people in need, with information on six major services to be displayed in artwork on Telstra payphones across Australia.…

16 November 2023

Media release

Speech - ABC Showcase - Australian Parliament House

Acknowledgement of country

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we meet: the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples.

14 November 2023

Speech

Question Time Response - School Student Broadband Initiative

Mr Sam Lim, Member for Tangney: My question is to the Minister for Communications. How is the Albanese Labor government working for Australia to help families meet cost-of-living pressures and access broadband services?

14 November 2023

Speech

Government extends free home broadband for school kids to 2025

The Albanese Government is extending its new program providing free home broadband to school kids without internet at home to the end of 2025, delivering $4.3 million to NBN Co to further support educational outcomes and households struggling…

14 November 2023

Media release

Question Time response - Optus Outage

Dr Andrew Charlton MP, Member for Parramatta (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Communications. The Optus network outage last week affected millions of Australians and businesses.

13 November 2023

Speech

Faster free Wi-Fi for Adelaide

Adelaide’s upgraded free Wi-Fi network is now available to the public, following a $4.8 million overhaul to improve the speed, coverage and reliability of the network.

10 November 2023

Media release

Interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Melbourne
SUBJECTS: Optus network outage.

09 November 2023

Interview

Interview with Peter Stefanovic, Sky News
SUBJECTS: Optus network outage.

09 November 2023

Interview