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Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
6 May 2017
The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.
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4 May 2017
Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Submit now for 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
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27 April 2017
We’re looking at inspiring women in the Australian ICT sector to celebrate Girls in ICT Day.
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Copyright Copyright
24 April 2017
The Australian Government announced it will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions in the...
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Digital Business Digital Business
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
13 April 2017
The Australian Government has tabled a report in Parliament of the review into access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings.
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Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
13 April 2017
The government announced that all spectrum on offer in the unallocated 700 MHz spectrum band was sold in a competitive auction for a total of $1.55...
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Copyright Copyright
22 March 2017
The Government has introduced changes to copyright laws that will greatly improve access to copyright material for disability, education, library...
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Bureau of Communications Research Bureau of Communications and Arts Research
20 March 2017
We are excited to announce that we are changing our name.
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8 March 2017
The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Attorney-General’s Department have published submissions made to the review of access to...
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Radio: frequency, broadcasting, ABC and SBS. Radio
13 February 2017
Despite the rise of television, the internet and online streaming, radio continues to be one of the main ways we consume media.
World radio day, www.worldradioday.org, 15 February 2017.