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.

What's new

Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Australian Broadband Advisory Council will explore ways to maximise the benefits of high-speed connectivity.
Internet: NBN, Online safety, consumer safeguards. Internet
Applications are now open for the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program (RCP).
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Consultations are open on the final stage of the Consumer Safeguards Review.
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New research shows bandwidth demand and data downloads are set to increase over the next decade.

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.

Current consultations