2020-21 Corporate plan now availabile.
2020–21 Corporate Plan

Our 2020-21 Corporate Plan describes our purposes and activities, and how our work touches every Australian community and underpins our economy and society. It also describes the operating environment in which we work, how we will measure our performance, build capability and manage our risks.

Australian Government response to Senate References Committee on Environment and Communications report: Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet

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The Committee’s final Report, Harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet, was tabled and released on 23 November 2016. The report includes four recommendations that the Committee considers will help address the harm being done to Australian children through access to pornography on the Internet.

Fact sheet - Online Gambling

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Online gambling in Australia has grown with consumers moving away from traditional gambling products to betting online using smartphones, tablets and other digital devices. Australia has one of the highest global rates of Internet and smartphone usage, paired with a long-standing cultural acceptance of gambling. These factors underscore the need for a strong and enforceable regulatory framework that protects Australians, including from illegal offshore gambling operators.

Fact sheet - Updating Australia’s media laws

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The Government has announced the most significant reforms to Australian media regulation in a generation, focusing on the control and ownership of Australia’s media outlets and the provision of local television content in regional Australia.

Explanatory Statement - Determination Under Paragraph 15(1)(d) No 1 of 2017

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The Determination sets out the amount for the purposes outlined in paragraph 15(1)(d) of the Act (i.e. the amount determined to be ‘the estimated total amount of grants likely to be made during the financial year under section 593 of the Telecommunications Act 1997’) at $2,230,000 for 2016-17 financial year. A copy of the Determination can be found at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00145

Secretary's speech to IPAA

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Secretary Series – Dr Heather Smith PSM: A public address to IPAA by the Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, 27 October 2016

The communications sector: recent trends and developments

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The communications sector is a critical enabler of economic and social activity. Communications technology touches and transforms everyone's lives. While communications has always been necessary to 'doing business', the rapid diffusion of communications technologies is changing business models and driving business innovation throughout the economy and opening business opportunities in new areas.