A grant is a conditional transfer of resources from the Australian Government to a recipient for a specified purpose. Grants are directed at assisting recipients to achieve their own goals whilst also supporting Australian Government policy objectives. This list was last updated on 12 January 2018.
Agencies are required to publish details of their individual grants on their website no later than 14 working days after the funding agreement for the grant takes effect....
The Designated Day is the date, under the Telecommunications Act 1997 (the Act) from which Telstra is subject to structural separation obligations set out in its structural separation undertaking (SSU). This instrument extends the Designated Day from 1 July 2018 to 1 January 2020.
Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 Number No. 1 of 2017
The USO is a long-standing safeguard that ensures all Australians have access to a voice only Standard Telephone Service (STS) and payphones. However, changing consumer preferences and the rapid evolution of technology means that the mechanisms used to deliver these services are increasingly outdated.
The working group provides the platform for an ongoing strategic dialogue on 5G and will work to ensure that sectoral regulatory frameworks are appropriate to enable industry to take advantage of 5G
Members include Government and industry representatives. Additional subject matter experts will be invited to participate as appropriate.
As part of landmark reforms to the broadcasting sector, the Government has amended the anti-siphoning scheme to remove outdated and redundant provisions and streamline the anti-siphoning list. These changes enable the scheme to operate more effectively in a digital media environment while ensuring that broadcast rights to events of national and cultural significance continue to be available to free-to-air television before subscription television.
Screen content that is produced under Australian creative control reflects and shapes our national identity, character and cultural diversity and sparks important discussion and debate. The Government is reviewing the support measures in place for producing and delivering Australian and children’s screen content, to determine if these remain fit for purpose in the new, multi-platform environment that has emerged since these measures were established.
Further restrictions will be introduced on gambling advertising during live sports programs during children's hours on commercial and subscription broadcasters, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS), and online platforms. The changes will establish a clear safe-zone during which parents can have confidence that their children will not be exposed to gambling advertisements.