27 Feb 2015 - Telecommunications in New Developments policy – process update

In December 2014, the Government released for comment a new policy setting out its proposed approach to the provision of telecommunications infrastructure in new real estate developments.

13 Feb 2015 - Promoting cooperation on mobile roaming

Japanese and Australian representatives have discussed mobile roaming rates between the two countries ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, at their first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy Dialogue today. Representatives also reaffirmed their cooperation on agricultural and geospatial projects using Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) that operates over both nations.

03 Sep 2014 - Proposed licensing exemption to improve use of telecommunications infrastructure

The Government has released today a consultation paper proposing a carrier licensing exemption designed to make it easier for carriers to use private telecommunications infrastructure.

31 Jul 2014 - Top five new ways of contacting Triple Zero in the future

More than 2000 Australians have had their say in the Triple Zero review online survey and it is clear most Australians want the Triple Zero service to embrace new technology.

09 Jul 2014 - KANZ Technology Summit 2014

The Korea, Australia, New Zealand (KANZ) Technology Summit 2014 brings together industry, research and policy representatives from Korea, Australia and New Zealand to discuss digital developments and explore opportunities for collaboration and new business.

13 May 2014 - 2014-15 Budget

The 2014–15 Budget provides the Communications Portfolio with over $7.0 billion in funding to further our work in the communications sector. It also sets the agenda for a streamlined Communications Portfolio, outlining new directions for the national broadcasters, National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA), the Telecommunications Universal Service Management Agency (TUSMA) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The Department’s Portfolio Budget Statement is available at and Budget related media releases can be viewed at Government has launched a speed test on the MyBroadband website, an interactive website that allows users to search the broadband availability and quality profile for their local area. The results from the speed test will be collected and analysed by the Department of Communications and will help map internet speeds across Australia.

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