Impacts of 5G on productivity and economic growth

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Australians increasingly consider mobile connectivity to be essential, and the next generation of mobile technology — 5G — is expected to improve consumer experiences and raise business productivity. ...

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts report: Inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia

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On 1 December 2015, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts resolved to conduct an inquiry into the importance of public and commercial broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional Australia, including the arts, news and other services. The Report contains a total of 16 recommendations....

Australian Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications report: At What Cost? IT Pricing and the Australia Tax.

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On 24 May 2012, the House of Representative Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications (the Committee) announced that it would conduct an Inquiry into differential pricing of IT hardware and software in Australia compared to other jurisdictions such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Asia-Pacific. 

Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report: Into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Local Content) Bill 2014

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On 4 December 2014, the Senate referred the Local Content Bill to the Committee for inquiry and report. The Bill seeks to amend the Charter of the ABC to include requirements for the production and dissemination of local content. The Bill is also in response to a ‘centralisation’ of the ABC in recent years, as many of its state and territory based production, journalism and broadcasting services have been rolled into the main offices in Sydney and Melbourne.

Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report: Into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Bill 2017

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The Bill was introduced by Senator Nick Xenophon on 13 February 2017. On 16 February 2017, the Senate referred the Bill to the committee for inquiry and report by 10 May 2017. This was later extended to 9 August2017. The Bill proposes to amend the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983 to require the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to restore its shortwave transmission services. The ABC ceased shortwave transmission services in the Northern Territory and to international audiences from 31 January2017.

Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee report: Into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015

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The Rural and Regional Bill Advocacy was first introduced by Senator Bridget McKenzie in December 2015 and a second time on 15 September 2016. The bill was referred on both occasions to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for review and report....

Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee report: Effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing with radio simulcasts

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On 21 March 2013, the Senate referred the following matters to the Committee for inquiry and report: The effectiveness of current regulatory arrangements in dealing (under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 and the Copyright Act 1968) with the simultaneous transmission of radio programs using the broadcasting services bands and the Internet (‘simulcast’), including: the impact of current regulation on stakeholders, including broadcasters, copyright holders, including both publishing and performance rights holders and the audience; and any related matter.

Australian Government response to the Joint Select Committee on Broadcasting Legislation report: Three broadcasting reform proposals

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On 13 and 14 March 2013, the House and Senate respectively established the Committee to inquire into and report on three potential areas for further reform of Australia’s broadcasting legislation, with particular reference to:...

Australian Government response to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee report: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s commitment to reflecting and representing regional diversity

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On 20 November 2012, the Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Mr Mark Scott AO, announced his proposal to close the ABC’s Hobart television production unit. On 27 November 2012, following the ABC’s announcement, the Senate referred the matter of the ABC’s commitment to reflecting and representing regional diversity in Australia to the Committee.

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