Our role is to provide an environment in which all Australians can access and benefit from communications services, creative experiences and culture.
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Online Safety, Start the Chat

The National Online Safety Awareness Campaign is about helping everyone in a child’s life to have a conversation about online safety.

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Accesshub

Advances in technology have improved the range of accessible services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment.

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Mobile Black Spot Program

The Government is improving mobile coverage and competition across regional and remote Australia.

Our Work

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Classification

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

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Copyright Policy

We are responsible for managing the Copyright Act 1968 and Circuit Layouts Act 1989. We also develop Australian copyright policy and represent Australia’s interests in relation to international copyright issues.

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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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Australian communications, music, regional media and cultural institutions will receive a $393.7 million boost in the 2019-20...
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The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (the Bureau) released the final report of the review of the Code of Conduct for...
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A further $160 million is being invested in two new funding rounds of the Mobile Black Spot Program.
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The Government is investing $220 million in regional communications as part of its response to the 2018 Regional...

Current consultations

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2019–20 Portfolio Budget Statements—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2019–20.

Key People

Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.
Communications and Arts Minister

Meet the Communications and the Arts Minister, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield.

Regional Communications Minister, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.
Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Minister

Meet the Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation Minister, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie.

Secreatary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mr Mike Mrdak AO
Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts

Meet the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mr Mike Mrdak AO.