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Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio, EME Spectrum
4 November 2020
Spectrum in the 850 and 900 MHz bands will be re-allocated to support 4G and 5G mobile services.
Woman and male tradies on a building site using mobile devices.
4 November 2020
5G has been described as a “game changer” and there’s a lot of information and opinions about it. Some of it is accurate but a lot of it isn’t. ...
Red arrow pointing left with the word 'myths' in it and a green arrow pointing right with the word 'facts' in it.
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
29 October 2020
The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications 2019-20 Annual Report has been tabled.
2019-20 Annual Report now available
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio, EME Spectrum
22 October 2020
The changes allow for greater flexibility and immediate investment in new infrastructure like 5G.
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Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research
Arts: Funding, Cultural heritage, Artbank Arts
22 October 2020
Analysis shows cultural and creative activity contributed $115.2 billion to Australia’s economy in 2017–18.
Cultural and creative activity in Australia 2008-09 to 2017-18.
Accesshub Accesshub
16 October 2020
From Tuesday, 20 October, the National Relay Service (NRS) operator, Concentrix, is making changes to improve the look of NRS Chat and NRS Captions...
Hearing impaired woman using a laptop
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
15 October 2020
On 9 October 2020, the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, made a Statement of Expectations in...
Dcocuments and two people around a table. Document to be signed.
6 October 2020
The 2020-21 Budget has been released, laying the foundations for Australia’s economic recovery through infrastructure investment and support to...
Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio, EME Spectrum
30 September 2020
The Government has announced $29.2 million to trial 5G use across different industry sectors and improve management of radiofrequency spectrum.
Man using a tablet in a factory to operate mechanical arms to do some welding work.
Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
30 September 2020
There will be more Australian content on our screens with $53 million for the development and production of local content announced as part of the...
Film set with female director and cameraman looking at TV screen which has two people sitting on chairs talking.