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7 October 2016
A Request for Expressions of Interest to provide the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service has been issued.
Triple Zero Emergency Call Service – Request for Expressions of Interest
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5 October 2016
The Minister for Communications and the Arts is considering extending existing carrier licence conditions that require certain superfast...
Extension of superfast networks racing cars
8 September 2016
Almost $1 million will support eight tours to 117 locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund.
Photo of Griffin Theatre Company’s The Witches by Mark Nolan
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8 September 2016
Broadcast timeline: Paralympic Games
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8 September 2016
We will be issuing a request for tender in October for provision of the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service (ECS) in Australia to solidify the...
6 September 2016
How our use of communication technology has changed since 1998.
Communications technology change 1998 to 2015
17 August 2016
As a nation of sports lovers, the Olympic Games provides viewing gold for Australian audiences.
Olympics 2016 infographic
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5 August 2016
The CSIRO wireless local area network (WLAN) Prototype Test Bed is being recognised in the National Museum of Australia’s “A History of the World...
Three of the five scientists who contributed to the invention of the wireless local access network (from left) Graham Daniels, Terry Percival and John O’Sullivan, showcase what is to be the 101st object in the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Obje
28 July 2016
As part of Public Sector Innovation Month, we invited speakers from some of Australia’s National Collecting Institutions to share how they have...
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6 May 2016
The Australian Government has received a proposal from Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) to acquire 2 x 10 MHz of the unsold 700 MHz ‘digital...