Albanese Government’s On Farm Connectivity Program delivering for farmers

The Albanese Government’s new $30 million On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP) is delivering significant productivity benefits for Australia’s primary producers, with more than $6.2 million in rebates committed and beginning to flow…

17 January 2024

Media release

Acting arrangements for Director of the Classification Board

Following the resignation of Ms Fiona Jolly, Mr Tristan Sharp has now commenced as acting Director of the Classification Board effective 11 January 2024.

13 January 2024

Media release

$20 million to boost mobile coverage along urban fringes

Communities on the fringes of major urban centres in bushfire prone areas are set to share in $20 million in Commonwealth investment to upgrade mobile coverage, with Round 2 of the Peri-Urban Mobile Program (PUMP) now open for applications.

19 December 2023

Media release

Government to implement all recommendations of News Media Bargaining Code review

The Government will implement all recommendations of Treasury’s review of the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code (the Code).



18 December 2023

Media release

Unlocking the potential of digital inclusion for school students and families

Reliable, fast broadband facilitates digital learning, social and economic participation.

In 2023, Australian children should have internet access at school and at home.

15 December 2023

Opinion piece

SMS Sender ID Registry set to protect more Australians from scammers

The Albanese Government is taking further action to protect Australians from SMS scams with a trial phase of the Sender ID Registry being rolled out today.

 

15 December 2023

Media release

More than three million Australians now eligible for full-fibre NBN upgrades

An additional 400,000 homes and businesses across Australia will be able to access full-fibre broadband upgrades as part of the Albanese Government’s plan to deliver a National Broadband Network, with the latest list of eligible suburbs and towns…

13 December 2023

Media release

Mapping a new approach for media diversity in the digital era

Consultation is now open on the News Media Assistance Program (News MAP) to promote a diverse and sustainable media sector, with the Albanese Government to deliver $10.5 million* to the ACMA Media Diversity Measurement Framework.

12 December 2023

Media release

Address to the Public Interest Journalism Initiative (PIJI) Roundtable: Future focus on local news

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet - the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation - and pay my respects to Elders past and present.



12 December 2023

Speech

Better mobile phone coverage on the way for the Limestone Coast

Communities across the Limestone Coast will receive better mobile coverage as part of a project to build 27 new mobile sites through the Albanese Government’s Regional Connectivity Program.

11 December 2023

Media release

Major new investment to boost digital connectivity in regional Australia

More than one hundred communities and locations across rural and regional Australia will benefit from significant communications upgrades made possible by $170.2 million in Commonwealth investment through the Albanese Government’s Regional…

11 December 2023

Media release

Government’s response to the ACCC’s major competition and consumer recommendations for digital platforms

Today, the Government has published its response to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s September 2022 Digital Platform Services Inquiry interim report.

08 December 2023

Media release

New telco consumer safeguards bill introduced to Parliament

The Albanese Government will move to improve safeguards for Australian consumer and small businesses through new legislation introduced to Parliament today.

 

07 December 2023

Media release

Albanese Government delivers credit card ban for online wagering

Australians will soon not be able to use credit cards, credit-related products and digital currency to gamble online, as a result of the Albanese Government’s new laws designed to minimise gambling harm which passed the Parliament last night.

07 December 2023

Media release

Press conference - Reforms to modernise Australia Post
SUBJECT: Albanese Government's reforms to modernise Australia Post

06 December 2023

Interview