The Department of Communications Annual Report 2014–15 was tabled in Parliament on Thursday 22 October 2015 (the Department’s name was changed to the Department of Communications and the Arts in accordance with Administrative Arrangements Orders issued on 21 September 2015).

21 October 2015

The report outlines the operations and performance of the Department for the financial year ending 30 June 2015. The reporting period has been a year of significant achievement for the Department including:

  • establishing the Digital Transformation Office to transform government service delivery
  • establishing the Office of the Children's e-Safety Commissioner to protect children online
  • establishing the Bureau of Communications Research to identify and analyse emerging market trends
  • completion of the Vertigan Review of the National Broadband Network which found a multi-technology mix would deliver $18 billion in benefits for the economy
  • completing round one of the Mobile Black Spot Programme, delivering 499 new or upgraded mobile base stations
  • completing the Restack Programme that freed up spectrum for mobile and wireless services
  • removing 3,400 pages of redundant or obsolete regulation, generating $94 million in estimated savings for business and consumers, and
  • introducing reforms to Australia Post to help it deliver a viable, quality postal service for future generations.

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