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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The Australian Government has tabled a report in Parliament of the review into access to telecommunications data in civil...
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The government announced that all spectrum on offer in the unallocated 700 MHz spectrum band was sold in a competitive auction...
Copyright Copyright
The Government has introduced changes to copyright laws that will greatly improve access to copyright material for disability,...
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We are excited to announce that we are changing our name.

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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.