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 has announced a new $17 million package to help protect Australian children online.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The report for the 2018 Regional Telecommunications review is now available.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
The Government is ensuring all Australians will have access to voice and broadband services.
Internet: NBN, competition, consumer safeguards. Internet
A new consultation paper with proposals for modern reliability safeguards for telco services in Australia has just been...

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 2017

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