We are the Australian Government’s lead advisor on communications and the arts. We work to promote innovative cultural and communications sectors through policy advice, program implementation and service delivery to the benefit of all Australians.
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Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review

The Government is undertaking a review to determine if existing support and regulatory measures remain fit for purpose in the digital era.

Broadcasting and Content Reform Package

The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.

Telecommunications Reform Package

The Australian Government is reforming the telecommunications market to promote competition and to improve access to broadband services for all people in Australia, especially those in regional, rural and remote areas.

Our Work

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Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.


Copyright provides legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms.

Prim Minister's Literary Awards
Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

What's new

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The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 will address illegal offshore gambling operators in effect.
This month our Canberra office is relocating to the Nishi building in NewActon.
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The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) has released a working paper on the trends and drivers in the...
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The National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout has reached a major milestone with more than half of all Australian homes and...

Current consultations

2017–18 Budget—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2017–18.