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Appointment of new CEO of the Australia Council

12 October 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Mr Adrian Collette AM as the incoming Chief Executive Officer of the Australia Council for the Arts. Mr Collette is highly regarded in the Australian arts sector, having worked in various arts leadership rol...

Appointment of ABC Deputy Chair

28 September 2018 The Governor-General has today accepted the Government’s recommendation to appoint Dr Kirstin Ferguson as Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) until November 2020. Dr Ferguson’s appointment means she assumes the role of Acting Chair of the ABC until a Cha...


26 September 2018   Having met with the Prime Minister this afternoon, I have asked the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts to undertake an inquiry to establish the facts in relation to today’s media reports surrounding the ABC. The Secretary will report his findings to ...


26 September 2018   From time to time, I have raised factual errors in ABC reporting, but have always respected the legislated operational and editorial independence of the ABC. I have never involved myself in staffing matters, nor am I aware of any member of the Government who has sought to ...

Australian Government welcomes the appointment of new National Portrait Gallery of Australia Director

25 September 2018 The Australian Government welcomes the announcement of the appointment of Ms Karen Quinlan as the incoming Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia (NPGA). Ms Quinlan is highly regarded in Australia’s arts sector. As Director of the very successful Bendigo Art Galle...

STATEMENT - ABC Managing Director

24 September 2018   The ABC Board today announced the Managing Director would be leaving the organisation and recruitment for a successor would begin. The Government thanks Michelle Guthrie and acknowledges her service as Managing Director of the ABC for the past two and a half years in what i...

JOINT RELEASE - Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing & Disability Services - Have your say on arts and disability

 Have your say on arts and disability 24 September 2018 The Morrison Government is inviting stakeholders and the public to submit their views on the National Arts and Disability Strategy to improve access and participation in the arts for people with disability. Minister for Communications an...

New NBN service standards to improve customer experience

  12 September 2018   The Government welcomes NBN Co’s announcement today to further improve consumer experience on the network.   NBN Co will pay rebates to retailers for poor connections, fault rectifications and missed appointments, as part of an undertaking to...

JOINT RELEASE - Treasurer - Government provides 5G security guidance to Australian carriers

23 August 2018   Fifth Generation (5G) is the next evolution of mobile technology. It promises the ability to improve the daily lives of Australians, strengthen our connectivity and accelerate our networks.   5G will change the way people use, and rely on, mobile services, driving improvem...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Finance - Turnbull Government welcomes NBN Co CEO appointment

22 August 2018 The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Mr Stephen Rue as the new chief executive officer of NBN Co. Mr Rue will also replace outgoing CEO Mr Bill Morrow on the board of NBN Co as Executive Director. Mr Rue will commence his new roles on 1 September 2018. Mr Rue has bee...

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