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.

What's new

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Almost $1 million will support eight tours to 117 locations around Australia through the Playing Australia Regional Performing...
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Broadcast timeline: Paralympic Games
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We will be issuing a request for tender in October for provision of the Triple Zero Emergency Call Service (ECS) in Australia...
How our use of communication technology has changed since 1998.

Current consultations

Budget 2016-2017

2016-17 Budget – Communications and the Arts Portfolio

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