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Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
13 October 2018
The Mobile Black Spot Program rollout has now passed 600 base stations across Australia.
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8 October 2018
Running from the 8 October to 14 October 2018, Stay Smart Online Week is a reminder to us all to stay smart online.
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Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
5 October 2018
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released data on how Australians use and access the internet in 2018.
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Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
2 October 2018
The Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program has reached new heights, with Telstra switching on its 500th mobile base station in the...
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DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
24 September 2018
Our shared journey towards reconciliation.
Indigenous dot paining with the words "Connecting for Reconciliation"
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
6 September 2018
Australians who share, or threaten to share, intimate images without consent could now be jailed for up to seven years.
Woman walking on side street using her mobile phone.
Copyright Copyright
7 August 2018
The survey received more than 2400 responses which show the number of Australians consuming online content has increased since 2015. Australians...
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Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
3 August 2018
The public consultation phase of the review into regional telecommunications has been completed.
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Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
19 July 2018
Residents in NSW and Victoria are encouraged to attend the Regional Telecommunications Review 2018 public consultations.
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Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
17 July 2018
Application deadline extended for grants to help foster public interest journalism in regional Australia.
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