The Internet plays an important role in how people learn, communicate, do business and go about their daily lives. We advise the Australian Government about all Australians having access to high-quality, reliable and affordable Internet services.

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What's new

Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government is investing $220 million in regional communications as part of its response to the 2018 Regional...
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Australian Government has launched the National Online Safety Awareness campaign to help Australian parents ‘start the chat...
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government is investing $10 million on a new program to deliver practical online safety training for young Australians.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
A safer internet is everyone's responsibility.

Policies (Internet)

Exemption from the pit and pipe requirements

Published

The Minister has exempted certain types of developments in rural and remote areas from the requirements to install fibre-ready pit and pipe under Part 20A of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Published

New legislation will allow emergency service organisations and others to gain access to NBN infrastructure and also allows temporary telecommunications towers to be specified as low-impact facilities.

Current consultations