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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Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review

The Government is undertaking a review to determine if existing support and regulatory measures remain fit for purpose in the digital era.

Broadcasting and Content Reform Package

The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.

Telecommunications Reform Package

The Australian Government is reforming the telecommunications market to promote competition and to improve access to broadband services for all people in Australia, especially those in regional, rural and remote areas.

Our Work

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Classification

Classification of films, computer games and publications is important to the Australian Government.

Copyright
Copyright

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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The Government has passed historic changes to Australia’s media laws—the largest reforms in nearly three decades.
Copyright Copyright
We are consulting on the exposure draft of new copyright regulations to make sure they are fit for purpose in the digital...
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Residual spectrum will be up for grabs in an upcoming competitive auction.
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Today marks the start of National eSmart Week focusing on online safety in our communities.

Current consultations

2017–18 Budget—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

Information relating to the Communications and the Arts Portfolio Budget for 2017–18.