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Phone: services, pricing, regulation. Phone
4 August 2020
Applications are now open to the AVST program
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Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
28 July 2020
Applications are now open for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).
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Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
20 July 2020
The Australian Broadband Advisory Council will explore ways to maximise the benefits of high-speed connectivity.
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Accesshub Accesshub
15 July 2020
The National Relay Service (NRS) internet call options will be offline for maintenance at 3am (AEST) on 17 July 2020.
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Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
13 July 2020
New research shows bandwidth demand and data downloads are set to increase over the next decade.
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Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research Bureau of Communications, Arts and Regional Research
Arts: Funding, Cultural heritage, Artbank Arts
13 July 2020
New analysis released today provides insights into the employment characteristics of workers in the cultural and creative sector.
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Accesshub Accesshub
6 July 2020
The National Relay Service (NRS) is making a small change to Voice Relay to improve the handling of emergency calls, which will enable the NRS to...
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Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
1 July 2020
New landmark legislation came into force today that enshrines in law access for all people in Australia to broadband services regardless of where...
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Accesshub Accesshub
29 June 2020
If you use Auslan and make Video Relay calls through the National Relay Service (NRS), you may have noticed that Skype has recently changed the way...
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24 June 2020
The Government is consulting on targeted amendments to the Radiocommunications Act.
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