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MEDIA RELEASE - Safer Internet Day 2016

9 February 2016 More than 20,000 students across Australia today are participating in Safer Internet Day through Virtual Classrooms run by the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner.   Minister for Communications Senator Mitch Fifield said Safer Internet Day is a great chanc...


10 February 2016   Mr Nihal Gupta has indicated his desire to step down from his position as Chairman of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Board for personal family reasons.   Mr Gupta was appointed Chairman on 17 October 2014 and brought to the role his years of intern...

MEDIA RELEASE - Improvements to the International Mobile Roaming Standard

5 February 2016 The Government today announced amendments to the Telecommunications (International Mobile Roaming) Industry Standard 2013 (the Standard) that will give consumers greater flexibility in managing their roaming services as well as reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on mobil...

MEDIA RELEASE - Results show NBN on the right track

5 February 2016   The Government has welcomed NBN Co Limited’s half yearly results, in particular, initial customer research showing the level of satisfaction with broadband services delivered using Fibre-to-the Node (FTTN) technology are the same as those using the gold plated Fibre-...

MEDIA RELEASE - National Cultural Heritage Committee Re-appointments

3 February 2016   The Australian Government has reappointed the eight members of the National Cultural Heritage Committee for a term of two years including the reappointment of Dr Patrick Greene OBE as Chair of the Board. The National Cultural Heritage Committee advises the Austr...

MEDIA RELEASE - First Catalyst recipients announced

2 February 2016   The Government has announced the first projects to be funded under Catalyst, the new $12 million national arts and culture fund created late last year. Catalyst funding is available in three streams: partnerships and collaborations; innovation and participation; an...

MEDIA RELEASE - Final report for review of Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 released

3 February 2016   The Australian Government has released the final report of the independent review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986. The review, conducted by Mr Shane Simpson AM, Borders of Culture: Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act ...

MEDIA RELEASE - Continuous improvement of the nbn switch-over

1 February 2016 The Government has released its Migration Assurance Policy (MAP) to support the transitioning of existing broadband and phone services customers by limiting the disruption during the switch-over to the fixed-line national broadband network (nbn). In urban areas and townsh...

MEDIA RELEASE - New residence for Australian Ballet School students

30 January 2016 The Australian Ballet School today opened Marilyn Rowe House, a new student residence in Melbourne that will house Australia’s next generation of world class classical dancers. Speaking at the opening, Minister for the Arts Mitch Fifield welcomed this new chapter in the ...

MEDIA RELEASE - Australian contemporary visual arts organisations secure four year support

27 January 2016   The Australian Government has committed $18 million over four years to 36 of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary visual arts organisations, including four new organisations, through the joint Australian, state and territory governments Visual Arts and Craft Str...

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