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31 March 2020
COVID-19 is having unprecedented effects on communities in Australia and around the world....
COVID-19 update.
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
25 March 2020
Sky Muster satellite customers will soon have access to more data, thanks to new enhancements designed to keep communities connected during COVID...
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24 March 2020
A new website has been launched to by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19...
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Accesshub Accesshub
24 March 2020
Update on the National Relay Service (NRS) and arrangements for users.
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Accesshub Accesshub
23 March 2020
Due to staff shortages arising from COVID-19, Video Relay is operating with reduced staff. As a result, Video Relay will experience longer than...
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
18 March 2020
Additional bandwidth to support network performance for Australians working at home during COVID-19.
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17 March 2020
The Government today convened a virtual roundtable with representatives from Australia’s major telecommunications companies to discuss COVID-19...
28 February 2020
Australia and Papua New Guinea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in Information and Communications Technology.
Australia and Papua New Guinea MoU on Cooperation in Info and Comms Technology, by department's Secretary, Simon Atkinson, and Steven Matainaho, Acting Secretary of Papua New Guinea's Department of Communications and Information Technology.
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
13 February 2020
We are seeking community and industry feedback on the draft grant opportunity guidelines for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program to...
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Classification Classification
12 February 2020
Submissions on the future design of Australia’s classification regulation are due by 19 February 2020.
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