We are the Australian Government’s lead advisor on communications and the arts. We work to promote innovative cultural and communications sectors through policy advice, program implementation and service delivery to the benefit of all Australians.
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Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.


Copyright provides legal protection for people who express ideas and information in certain forms.

Prim Minister's Literary Awards
Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

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Despite the rise of television, the internet and online streaming, radio continues to be one of the main ways we consume media.
The Department of Communications and the Arts and the Attorney-General's Department are reviewing the restriction on civil...
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Be informed before you head to the movies this summer with our breakdown of the classifications of this summer’s blockbuster...
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The Australian Government presented the Productivity Commission's final report on its Inquiry into Australia's Intellectual...

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Budget 2016-2017

2016-17 Budget – Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2016-17