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Interim financial relief for Australian broadcasters as Labor engages in partisanship

    28 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide interim financial relief to Australian broadcasters in the wake of Labor’s refusal to back reforms that support the viability of the Australian media industry and secure thousands of jobs. The Government will use its regulatory pow...

Community television broadcasters granted further licence extension to assist transition to online streaming

27 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will provide community television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth with a further six months to transition their services to online streaming. The decision has been taken following representations from Coalition and crossbench colleagues...

Joint release with Minister for Regional Communications - Sky Muster users set to receive 50 per cent more peak data

Tuesday, 27 June 2017The Coalition Government today announced Sky Muster satellite users are expected to receive around 50 per cent more peak data and twice as much off-peak data from October. NBN Co will provide the extra data at no extra cost to retailers, although how the retailers stru...

Joint Release with Minister for Finance - Australia Post Managing Director

27 June 2017The Turnbull Government welcomes the appointment of Ms Christine Holgate as the new Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia Post. Ms Holgate is a highly experienced chief executive, board director and business leader, with a strong record of managing an...

$130,000 to preserve rare five piece bedroom suite

26 June 2017The Turnbull Government will provide $130,000 to assist Museums Victoria with the purchase of a five piece bedroom suite made by WH Rocke & Co through the National Cultural Heritage Account.The bedroom suite is an outstanding example of Australian colonial craftsmanship and includes ...

$1 million to support touring exhibitions in regional Australia

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $1 million to support 17 exhibitions through the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach (NCITO) program in 2017-18. The funding will assist nine national collecting institutions to tour major exhibitions so that all Austral...

Regional Arts Fund strategic program recipients announced

26 June 2017 The Turnbull Government has announced $338,535 to support two strategic arts projects in regional South Australia and Victoria over four years through the Regional Arts Fund strategic projects stream. The Regional Arts Fund provides support to artists and organisations to crea...

Establishing a sustainable National Relay Service

 23 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will take steps to ensure the sustainability of the National Relay Service (NRS), an important communications safety net for people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. Since the current NRS contact was introduced in 2012-13, rapid...

$200,000 funding boost for ArtsReady

23 June 2017The Turnbull Government will provide a $200,000 boost for the ArtsReady program, which assists employers in the arts and culture sector to engage young Australians in traineeships. The 12 month traineeships prepare participants to graduate as job ready for the arts and creative indust...

Tenders to be sought for Next-Generation Triple Zero Emergency Call Service

23 June 2017 The Turnbull Government will shortly issue a Request for Tender (RFT) to deliver the next-generation Triple Zero Emergency Call Service with integrated location-based data services. The tender process follows an Expressions of Interest (EOI) process conducted in late 2016. ...

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