The Government is supporting 200 cadetships over two years through the Regional and Small Publishers Cadetship Program to drive employment opportunities in regional media and ensure journalists continue to provide informative and compelling regional news.
This training sheet provides step by step instructions for making a call to Emergency Services using the Captioned Relay call option using the National Relay Service.
If you use or have an interest in VAST, your opinions on the service are important. We want to hear from you, particularly your experience applying for and receiving VAST and how well the service is delivered. Submissions must be received by 5.00pm AEST, Friday 22 June 2018.
The majority of Australians receive TV signals from local transmission towers. However, there will always be places that cannot receive a reliable TV signal from a tower and need to rely on satellite. The Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service provides free-to-air TV services over satellite for around 200,000 homes and businesses in mainly regional and remote locations where reliable reception is not available. VAST is also used by people who have mobile homes and caravans, with mobile satellite reception equipment.
The Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, has announced the Department of Communications and the Arts will undertake a review (the Review) of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service. The VAST service provides satellite delivery of free-to-air (FTA) television to approximately 30,000 travellers and 200,000 households unable to receive reliable local terrestrial transmissions. These latter are largely in regional and remote locations.
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 29 May 2018.