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.

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

The Government will introduce a comprehensive package of reforms that will support Australia’s broadcast sector.
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Existing criminal laws have led to the conviction of ‘revenge porn’ perpetrators in the past, so why are civil penalties...
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Broadcasting, Australian content and funding for Australia’s national cultural institutions key features of our portfolio’s...
Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Current consultations

2017–18 Budget—Communications and the Arts Portfolio

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