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New Chair of the National Gallery of Australia Council

  22 June 2018   The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Ryan Stokes as Chair of the Council of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) for a three year term, commencing on 9 July.   Mr Stokes is highly experienced in the media, finance and management sectors. H...

STATEMENT - Telstra announcement

  20 June 2018   This is a difficult day for the staff of Telstra and our thoughts are very much with them.   I have spoken to Telstra CEO Andy Penn who has assured me that the workforce reduction will occur over a number of years. Telstra has established a $50 ...

$100,000 boost for cultural cooperation with China: The Australian Ballet to tour China in late 2018

18 June 2018.The Turnbull Government has announced $100,000 for The Australian Ballet to tour China in October 2018 as part of a commitment to increased cultural cooperation between Australia and China.The Australian Ballet has been invited to perform Artistic Director David McAllister's The Sleepin...

Digital labelling pilot for authentic Indigenous products

13 June 2018 The Australian Government is taking action in the fight against inauthentic Indigenous art through a $150,000 pilot to test digital codes to label authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products. The pilot will be conducted by Desart who will work with the Copyright Age...

Appointment of Director of the Classification Board

12 June 2018The Turnbull Government has appointed Ms Margaret Anderson as Director of the Classification Board (the Board) for a two year term. Ms Anderson has 30 years’ experience in government and non-government organisations having worked in a range of sectors including legal services, correctio...

JOINT RELEASE - Minister for Small and Family Business & Tony Pasin MP - NBN brings new jobs to Mount Gambier

8 June 2018The Turnbull Government’s National Broadband Network (NBN) is set to deliver a business and digital jobs boom in the Mount Gambier region, according to new research released by NBN Co Limited (nbn) today.The Mount Gambier Business Growth Opportunities report was compiled by the Regional A...

Australia Film Television and Radio School Council appointment

 4 June 2018 The Turnbull Government has appointed Mr Peter Tonagh as a member of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Council for three years. Mr Tonagh has extensive experience in broadcasting and media and is currently the non-Executive Chairman of Bus Stop Films Limited...

Community television broadcasters granted two year licence extension

1 June 2018   The Turnbull Government will provide community television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with a further two years of terrestrial broadcasting to assist their transition to online streaming.   The decision has been taken following advocacy...

Return of traditional tribal skulls to Indonesia

30 May 2018 The Australian Government has returned four culturally significant tribal skulls to the Indonesian Government at an event this afternoon in Canberra. The valuable artefacts were handed over by Australian Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, to the Ambassador of the Rep...

$1 million to National Collecting Institutions to take exhibitions across regional Australia

29 May 2018 The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million for the National Collecting Institutions to develop and tour 15 exhibitions in 2018-19. The National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) funding will allow the institutions to take a range of arts and culture ex...

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