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Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
25 May 2017
Consultations are now open for the biggest reforms to Australia's spectrum management in over 25 years.
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Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
22 May 2017
Existing criminal laws have led to the conviction of ‘revenge porn’ perpetrators in the past, so why are civil penalties necessary?
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Copyright Copyright
15 May 2017
Bill to improve access to copyright material for disability, education, library and archive sectors passed by Parliament.
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DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
9 May 2017
Broadcasting, Australian content and funding for Australia’s national cultural institutions key features of our portfolio’s 2017-18 Federal Budget.
Budget 2017-18.
Television: licensing, advertising, SBS and ABC. Television
6 May 2017
The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.
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4 May 2017
Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Submit now for 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards
DoC website icons separate artboards - general. General
27 April 2017
We’re looking at inspiring women in the Australian ICT sector to celebrate Girls in ICT Day.
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Copyright Copyright
24 April 2017
The Australian Government announced it will undertake further consultation with stakeholders on the extension of the safe harbour provisions in the...
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Digital Business Digital Business
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
13 April 2017
The Australian Government has tabled a report in Parliament of the review into access to telecommunications data in civil proceedings.
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Spectrum: wireless, frequencies, radio communications. Spectrum
13 April 2017
The government announced that all spectrum on offer in the unallocated 700 MHz spectrum band was sold in a competitive auction for a total of $1.55...
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