Our role is to provide an environment in which all Australians can access and benefit from communications services, creative experiences and culture.

Our purposes are to enable all Australians to connect to effective communications services and technologies, for inclusiveness and sustainable economic growth; and to support inclusiveness and growth in Australia's creative sector, and protect and promote Australian content and culture.

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Organisational structure

Our organisational structure helps us deliver our strategic priorities.


Our objective is to foster an environment in which all Australians benefit from access to diverse communications services and artistic and cultural experiences. We support our Ministers through high quality policy and program advice, and planning and managing the implementation of initiatives across Australia.

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Corporate Plan 2019-20

The Communications and Arts portfolio touches every household and business in Australia and is critical to Australia having a knowledge-based, innovative economy.

Our Corporate Plan 2019–20 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

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