We promote an innovative and competitive communications sector. Through our analysis, advice and programmes we aim to make digital technologies and communications services better for everyone.

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Organisational structure

Our organisational structure helps us deliver our strategic priorities for 2014–17.


The objective of the Department of Communications is to develop vibrant, sustainable and internationally competitive communications and entertainment sectors of the Australian economy. The Department supports the Minister for Communications through the provision of policies, expert advice, and planning and managing the implementation of initiatives across Australia.

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Corporate Plan 2017-18

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 2017–18 sets our course for the future, identifying our purpose, values, operating environment, strategic priorities, capability and risk oversight and management.

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