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Departmental media releases

07 May 2015
Review of the Integrated Public Number Database released
The Department of Communications has undertaken a review of the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) and released a report of its findings.
27 February 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 February 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 September 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.
27 February 2014
Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme
Residents and travellers in rural and remote Australia have just over a month to apply to purchase new satellite phones before the close of the Australian Government's Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme.
13 November 2013
Teleworkers are vital to Australia's workforce challenges
National Telework Week, 18–22 November 2013, is calling on Australian employers commencing 2014 workforce planning to consider telework as a viable and effective workforce planning strategy to increase productivity and reduce costs.

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