Summary of the consultation workshops relating to a civil penalty regime for non-consensual sharing of intimate images

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This summary relates to workshops conducted by the Department of Communications and the Arts between 25 and 27 July 2017 shortly after the closure of the public consultation period in respect of the department’s discussion paper on a civil penalty regime for the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

Communications and the Arts full document—Additional Estimates Statements 2017–18

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The purpose of the 2017–18 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES), like that of the Portfolio Budget Statements (PB Statements), is to inform Senators and Members of Parliament of the proposed allocation of resources to Government outcomes by entities within the Portfolio. The focus of the PAES differs from the PB Statements in one important aspect. While the PAES include an Entity Resource Statement to inform Parliament of the revised estimate of the total resources available to an entity, the focus of the PAES is on explaining the changes in resourcing by outcome(s) since the...

Australian Government response to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation

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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and the rapid evolution of technology means that the mechanisms used to deliver these services are increasingly outdated.