Paul Fletcher

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Paul Fletcher said : “The majority of the publishers receiving grants under this program operate small-to-medium businesses. Local papers are the life-blood of many towns across Australia. They connect communities and keep people informed,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : "The point is, Labor is not in government. So, a commitment — it's very hard to understand what it actually means," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "It's been our policy since 2014 that these community television stations should move to operating in a digital mode. And both Channel 31 in Melbourne and Channel 44 in Adelaide have several times said yes, they're going to make that transition," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “That’s the only thing you’re going to get out of me,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We’re committed to a commonwealth integrity commission. The attorney general has made it very clear,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher responded : "It's not a cut. It's not a cut. It's going up," External link

qt Monday, June 29, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We will be using this period to work through with them what needs to happen for them to successfully transition to digital operations so that we can still have community TV as a great place where people can work and make programs," External link

watoday Monday, June 29, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These last few months have seen many Australian families spending more time online to work, study, and socialise as we've practiced social distancing," "Research shows that even as restrictions ease and we return to COVID safe school and work environments, many Australians will maintain their new digital habits and people will continue to rely on the internet more than ever before to stay connected" External link

zdnet Monday, June 29, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We need to look at both commercial media and the ABC,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Public interest journalism is critical to keeping communities informed," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “Agencies within a minister’s portfolio routinely put proposals,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher replied : “I would say two things. There is no cut … funding is stable,” “The second point … we’ve got the $50 million public interest news gathering program in regional Australia for television, radio and newspapers” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Agencies within a minister's portfolio routinely put proposals," External link

bordermail Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones,” External link

aap-au Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government expects the digital platforms will work constructively with the ACMA to set up long-term, transparent and accountable practices," External link

9news Friday, June 26, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "He talked about the number of people who worked on the show," "And then he talked about the challenge of the decision that he was going to face at some point, as to whether to restart the show" External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We wanted to focus on what are the real barriers to activity restarting," "We arrived at that as a guiding theme for the package" External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government expects the digital platforms will work constructively with the ACMA to set up long-term, transparent and accountable practices," External link

qt Friday, June 26, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “During COVID-19, we’ve seen firsthand the harm misinformation can cause as it spreads rapidly online. It can create public confusion, raise anxieties and erode trust in institutions, and this is particularly harmful to those most vulnerable in our community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As more Australians rely on online platforms for their news and information, it is critical we put in place a framework to guide how platforms reduce the impact of harmful misinformation, empower users to identify quality news sources, and improve the transparency of their policy implementation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We are backing over 600,000 Australians in the cultural and creative sectors whose work contributes $112 billion to our economy. These sectors have been hit hard during the pandemic, and the Government’s investment will play an important role in the nation’s economic recovery,” “We are injecting $100 million per month into the arts sector through the JobKeeper program and cash flow assistance, delivering an important lifeline for many businesses, but as social distancing restrictions ease, our plan supports businesses getting back on their feet and getting people back in jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

portstephensexaminer Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These sectors have been hit hard during the pandemic, and the government’s investment will play an important role in the nation’s economic recovery," External link

smh Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

9news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher dénoncé : "La guerre du gouvernement de coalition contre ABC (...) n'est ni plus ni moins qu'un acte de vandalisme à l'égard d'une des institutions publiques préférées des Australiens" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

9news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Morrison Government has a clear reform pathway to modernise our spectrum management framework, which will deliver benefits to the telecommunications industry by cutting red tape,” “A more flexible framework that provides a longer-term investment horizon will allow industry to better adapt to future innovations and changing demand for spectrum, including the rollout of future generation mobile technology” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We have CafeTO coming which will be these great on-road cafe spots to bring people to the street with social distancing … it will really create kind of a European street on the Danforth,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Temporary regulatory changes will allow Australia Post to redeploy 2000 posties from delivering letters to delivering parcels," "That means more job security for posties - as they are redeployed to the growth part of the business" External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Temporary regulatory changes will allow Australia Post to redeploy 2000 posties from delivering letters to delivering parcels," "That means more job security for posties - as they are redeployed to the growth part of the business" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Given the crisis at Sienna I’m not surprised Dino has to go over there and spend a lot more time with their senior staff,” “Here, our staff are working very hard and I think they’ll plow very quickly through what needs to be done to get the affordable housing built” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Drought and bushfires have had a devastating impact in our regions. The Fellowship grants will allow these five talented recipients the opportunity to interpret their experience of living in a bushfire or drought affected area, explore the struggles and resilience of impacted communities, and share those stories through art,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Businesses have encountered many unprecedented challenges during COVID-19, and what this research shows is that there is a significant opportunity for businesses to expand online and harness the very strong ‘buy local’ sentiment of consumers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told ( about Labor ) : "You know that there's a by-election on when Labor turns to the odd scare campaign," External link

9news Friday, June 12, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told ( about Labor ) : "You know that there's a by-election on when Labor turns to the odd scare campaign," External link

illawarramercury Friday, June 12, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The temporary changes are all putting Australia Post in the best position possible to continue serving the postal needs of all Australians,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : “Labor has been out amidst a by-election pushing these deceptive claims and trying to overturn the vital temporary regulatory relief our Government has granted Australia Post. This relief is helping Australia Post better support Australians during COVID-19 – and if Labor succeeds in overturning this temporary regulatory measure it will disadvantage the very people they claim to protect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “So that’s happened, but the thresholds to be able to take advantage of it are so low you basically can’t have had your business open at all,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “NBN Co is aiming to make 80 per cent of these complex connections ready to connect by the end of 2020. Of course, new homes are being built continuously – so it will be an ongoing task for NBN to expand its network to make new premises ready to connect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The resilience the NBN has shown in recent months, with more people working and studying at home, underlines the network's strength and adaptability," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The resilience the NBN has shown in recent months, with more people working and studying at home, underlines the network's strength and adaptability," External link

9news Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless," External link

ecns Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless,” External link

dailynewshungary Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless," External link

peopledaily Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

bordermail Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Interfering or tampering with telecommunications facilities is a criminal offence,” External link

guardian Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The research shows people are interested in making remote work part of a longer-term lifestyle change -- they're setting up home offices and reporting working from home provides better work-life balance. This demonstrates the critical role the NBN has played and will continue to play in supporting Australians' productivity, social and connectivity needs," External link

zdnet Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “That’s 60,000 who don’t have work if there’s a 20 per cent failure rate,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our close neighbours across the Pacific can now enjoy more Australian television content including lifestyle programs, news, drama and sports on their local free-to-air television stations through the initiative. I want to acknowledge the efforts of FreeTV who made this possible,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 25, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our close neighbours across the Pacific can now enjoy more Australian television content including lifestyle programs, news, drama and sports on their local free-to-air television stations through the initiative,” External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

zdnet Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

theage Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

smh Monday, May 18, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Research from the eSafety Commissioner shows four out of five parents have pre-school aged children who access the internet, which is why it’s important to establish a strong foundation for safe internet use from a young age,” “When a child first reaches for a digital device to watch an online video or play an education-based game, I encourage parents and carers to reach for the Playing IT Safe resources” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Everybody’s bitterly disappointed but understands that this is a health issue, and we were being guided by health advice from medical officers,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “NBN Co has been connecting up to 40,000 premises per week, with more than 68 per cent of existing customers and 80 per cent of new customers choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50 Mbps or higher. The increasing take-up of higher speed NBN plans shows the value that Australian households and businesses perceive in being able to access affordable, fast and reliable broadband,” “With more than 11.38 million homes and businesses now able to access an NBN service, NBN Co is within striking distance of its Corporate Plan target of completing the large scale network rollout with 11.5 million premises able to connect. There are more than 7 million active connections and in the three months to March 31, more than 445,000 new customers have been activated onto the network” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Access to telecommunications before, during and after a disaster is critical. We need to learn from what happened in the 2019-20 bushfires – and make our networks more resilient in the future,” “The measures we’re announcing today will help Australians stay connected when it matters most, and maintain the ability to contact family, insurers, and emergency and support services” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We know how important it is to keep Australians connected, especially during emergencies. These measures are an important step in further strengthening our telco networks so they are as resilient as possible during future emergency situations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The company has entered into arrangements with a number of Australian and international banks to secure funding through private debt, complementing Commonwealth Government funding capped at $49 billion,” “NBN Co is expected to draw down $2.0 billion from the $6.1 billion raised and complete the build within its $51 billion funding envelope, as set out in its 2020-23 Corporate Plan. The additional funding will provide the company opportunities to invest and create even more value for Australians guided by future Corporate Plans” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This trial has been highly successful in blocking spoof calls from specified ATO numbers," "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the [caller line identification] display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing" External link

zdnet Monday, May 11, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

portstephensexaminer Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

theherald-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient’s phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient’s phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

9news Friday, May 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australian media companies are doing it tough right now, especially in regional areas, and the challenges have been amplified by COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The PING program is one of several relief measures the Government is delivering to support journalism, particularly as media organisations face increased challenges due to COVID-19. We’ve also fast-tracked $5 million of funding from the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund, temporarily suspended content quota obligations for commercial and subscription television, and provided spectrum tax fee relief for 12 months for commercial television and radio broadcasters,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It is deeply regrettable when factually inaccurate claims are made about ABC funding. " External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : "It is really quite surprising that the report issued this week by Labor-aligned activist groups Per Capita and Get Up which gets the numbers so badly wrong would be quoted uncritically" External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These numbers are not a secret, they are published in the budget papers," "The Government's investment in the ABC gives it more financial certainty than any other media organisation in Australia" External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "At one point 150 mobile base stations across New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia were off the air, and over 20,000 NBN services were disrupted," External link

zdnet Friday, May 1, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While overall the report shows overall telcos worked pretty quickly to restore outages, nevertheless where there were outages it did have a significant impact," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher noted : "Are there cases where if the power companies knew that particular critical network facilities were powered by a particular part of the network, that might impact the decision to turn the power on or off?" External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our focus on rolling out the network as quickly as possible means more than seven million homes and businesses are able to effectively learn, work and stay connected with loved ones as we all practice social distancing measures,” “Since social distancing measures took effect at the end of February, NBN Co has connected around 300,000 homes and businesses to the network. Today there are 68 per cent of existing customers and 80 percent of new customers who are choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50 Mbps or higher” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We recognise the significant pressures our media industry is facing and in bringing forward this round of the program we are supporting publishers to sustain the important work they do in delivering news and information to local communities at this critical time for our nation,” “A total of $5 million is available with a maximum of $400,000 per applicant. We’ve also broadened the criteria so more organisations are eligible to apply for grants to get this money to where it is needed as quickly as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The 2020 Round is just one of the relief measures we’re delivering to safeguard the sector. We’re also committing $50 million for the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, suspending content quotas this year, and waiving the spectrum tax commercial television and radio broadcasters pay for 12 months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I welcome the changes we’re already seeing as a result of the Government’s relief measures and in particular note the strong uptake of the JobKeeper Payment to keep local news services running,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Under the proposed update of the policy, the provision of telecommunications networks in new real estate developments, including pit and pipe and active networks, will continue to be the responsibility of developers,” “A key proposal is that the current charges levied by NBN Co on developers would become caps. NBN Co would be able to charge below the cap, which would put downward pressure on prices. NBN would also have greater flexibility to install competing infrastructure where it is commercially viable, giving it more scope to respond to competition, subject to the usual competition and competitive neutrality rules” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher says : “Hopefully, the restrictions will be lifted early,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Improved mobile connectivity makes it possible for those living in regional New South Wales to stay connected, access education services, conduct business and remain in contact with family and friends. These activities are critical year-round, but particularly important with people responding to the COVID-19 crisis and spending more time at home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “More than 77 per cent of the 1047 base stations funded through the first four rounds of the Program are now complete taking us past the 800 mobile base station milestone. I thank Telstra, Optus and Vodafone for their work in getting us to this point, and importantly for their ongoing commitment to the Program,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher says : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, April 20, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

washtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 20, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing," External link

startribune Monday, April 20, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 20, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Competition delivers the best outcomes for consumers but when you have one set of businesses acquiring content from another, without the opportunity for a fair discussion about what they paid for it, then that is why we believe the ACCC needs to get involved” External link

siliconrepublic Monday, April 20, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

therepublic Monday, April 20, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 20, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

tribtown Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This is a competition issue. We've taken our advice here from our competition regulator, the ACCC, and they have pointed out that we have a market in which Australian businesses ... are competing with Google and Facebook and other digital platforms for eyeballs and for advertising revenue," "Competition is fine, we welcome that, competition delivers the best outcomes for consumers but when you have one set of businesses acquiring content from another, without the opportunity for a fair discussion about what they paid for it, then that is why we believe the ACCC needs to get involved" External link

zdnet Monday, April 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

newshub Monday, April 20, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the Government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the Government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Telehealth services require a fast, reliable broadband connection, particularly when you have several doctors operating from the same clinic, each undertaking consultations online at the same time," External link

zdnet Friday, April 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I think these measures will provide significant support and a key element of that is how quickly we can start to get the money where it’s needed," "It’s certainly our view that there is an immediate crisis with a sharp reduction in advertising revenue affecting regional media businesses ... It is certainly my hope and expectation that there will be media businesses that are in a more sustainable position as a result of this package than was previously the case" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I think these measures will provide significant support and a key element of that is how quickly we can start to get the money where it’s needed," "It’s certainly our view that there is an immediate crisis with a sharp reduction in advertising revenue affecting regional media businesses ... It is certainly my hope and expectation that there will be media businesses that are in a more sustainable position as a result of this package than was previously the case" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

qt Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time – and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious – that this is not sustainable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas," "Broadcasters and newspapers face significant financial pressure and COVID-19 has led to a sharp downturn in advertising revenue across the whole sector" External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government recognises that public interest journalism is essential in informing and strengthening local communities," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas," "Broadcasters and newspapers face significant financial pressure and COVID-19 has led to a sharp downturn in advertising revenue across the whole sector" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government recognises that public interest journalism is essential in informing and strengthening local communities," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

theage Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

theage Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many media organisations, particularly those in regional areas, are facing significant financial strain due to the community’s necessary response to COVID-19,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 6, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Telehealth services require a fast, reliable broadband connection, particularly when you have several doctors operating from the same clinic, each undertaking consultations online at the same time," "Whole of population telehealth will allow people to access essential health services in their home and will support self-isolation and quarantine policies, while helping doctors to continue to deliver services to their patients. The public health objective is clear -- and we have the telecommunications network capability to support that objective" External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

smh Monday, April 6, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many media organisations, particularly those in regional areas, are facing significant financial strain due to the community's necessary response to COVID-19," External link

bordermail Monday, April 6, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Following extensive consultation, I have adjusted the fund so that money is available as quickly as possible to help publishers keep journalists in jobs and local communities informed," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “In the aftermath of the bushfires, when safe to do so, the telcos deployed temporary facilities to keep impacted communities connected. These changes to telecommunications regulations make it more efficient for them to do so in future and provide the telcos more flexibility to respond quickly in rapidly changing circumstances,” “The new amendments will also enable carriers to continue to provide emergency services such as fire, police and ambulance services access to essential telecommunications services, particularly in emergency situations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Over the course of a few weeks, we’ve seen a significant and rapid shift towards remote working as Australians respond to COVID-19 social distancing measures. This has led to a substantial increase in demand on Australia’s telecommunications networks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Under the new Sky Muster Plus offering, approximately 70% of all data use is expected to be unmetered compared to about 30% under the current plans, with the product also supporting unmetered usage for education applications and apps such as Skype and FaceTime for the first time," External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "As we all adapt to new ways of living and working to help play our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we anticipate higher than usual internet usage across the NBN, including in regional and remote areas," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The Coalition Government's commitment to a fast, efficient delivery of the NBN means that today the rollout is more than 95 per cent complete, with 30,000 to 40,000 additional connections made every week," "Around 6.8 million homes and businesses across Australia now have an active NBN connection, with 67 per cent of existing customers and 80 per cent of new customers choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50Mbps per second or higher" External link

qt Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Coalition Government’s commitment to a fast, efficient delivery of the NBN means that today the rollout is more than 95 per cent complete, with 30,000 to 40,000 additional connections made every week,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 23, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote : "In countries where the spread of the virus is advanced we have seen significant increases in data use and traffic over telecommunications networks," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

dailymail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "NBN Co has experience managing periods of high traffic, particularly during school holidays, and has in place processes to utilise latent capacity in the network to respond to changing network conditions together with RSPs," External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

9news Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Like all Australians, they are showing great community spirit in calmly and efficiently dealing with the circumstances they are facing in the near-term so we can come through this challenging period," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 16, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The creative and cultural sector is understandably concerned about COVID-19 and wants to be confident that government is fully informed of the near-term impacts on the sector," "I want to hear about the circumstances the arts are facing and to discuss assistance available, including the government’s recently announced cash flow assistance for businesses" External link

watoday Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The quality of Australian Indigenous Art is world renowned and one of my key priorities as Minister for the Arts is to grow this hugely successful market. I want to help to support the cultural and economic interests of Indigenous artists, and provide consumers with increased confidence that they are purchasing ethically sourced Indigenous art that benefits the artists and their communities,” “I look forward to building on the ongoing dialogue I have with the Indigenous art sector on these important matters” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 2, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

watoday Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

theage Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ACMA will actively monitor compliance with the industry standard and has enforcement powers to issue formal warnings or civil penalties of up to AU$250,000 to non-compliant mobile providers. The ACMA will have my full support in pursuing non-compliant mobile providers to ensure Australians are kept safe from scammers," "I thank the mobile providers that have already put these measures in place and I make it very clear that I expect the others to comply with the standard by the end of April" External link

zdnet Friday, February 28, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Mobile providers will have until 30 April 2020 to comply with the ACMA’s new standard designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 28, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have the power to direct ACMA to impose limits on the allocation of spectrum licences," External link

zdnet Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The safety standards for 5G networks are consistent with those applicable to early generations of mobile technology -- even though 5G networks typically use radio signals which are lower power and over more tightly targeted areas than earlier generation networks," External link

zdnet Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about James Warburton ) : "There's a set of requirements that they face so they are fully aware of what those requirements are," "I'm aware of what the company has said but beyond that I look forward to the opportunity to discuss it at more length when I sit down with Mr Warburton. As part of the options paper that ACMA and Screen Australia are preparing, they are looking at a range of questions, including what are the content obligations on the free-to-air TV businesses and are they appropriate" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about James Warburton ) : "There's a set of requirements that they face so they are fully aware of what those requirements are," "I'm aware of what the company has said but beyond that I look forward to the opportunity to discuss it at more length when I sit down with Mr Warburton. As part of the options paper that ACMA and Screen Australia are preparing, they are looking at a range of questions, including what are the content obligations on the free-to-air TV businesses and are they appropriate" External link

watoday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians have rightly expressed concern that the Holden business, now being shut down by its US parent company General Motors, holds extensive collections of historically and culturally significant motor vehicles and materials associated with the history of automotive manufacturing in Australia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am encouraged by Holden’s statement that it would preserve key heritage vehicles and that it is working through plans with General Motors and local partners and institutions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The initial response from Holden has been a constructive one and I look forward to further engagement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Hutchison...came into the market to launch 3G. They didn’t manage to maintain a sustainable position as a fourth entrant, just as a few years before One Tel did not manage to sustain a position as a fourth entrant," "There have been a couple of attempts by a fourth entrant to establish themselves and they’ve not been able to sustain their position and that’s relevant to the question of how likely is the path to more competition from a fourth entrant," External link

watoday Friday, February 14, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have never thought the prospect of a fourth entrant establishing a sustainable business was very great," External link

abc-au Friday, February 14, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We know that digital technologies play a pivotal role in our day-to-day lives but what many people may not realise is that four out of five parents have children aged between two and five who are using online devices," External link

zdnet Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “That kind of work needs to be done carefully,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Most network outages following the bushfires have been due to loss of power, not due to direct bushfire damage to network facilities," External link

zdnet Monday, February 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "People quite rightly expect the government to consider the varied and complex issues driving certain online behaviours," "That's why we are developing sensible, proportionate and pragmatic policy responses" External link

smh Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We are grateful for the spirit of cooperation and goodwill displayed by industry and commend them for reaching a consensus on actions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We have committed to introducing a new fit-for-purpose Online Safety Act, and will strengthen the penalties for online harassment and abuse,” “We will also work with states and territories to develop a nationally consistent approach to combatting criminal cyber-bullying and online harassment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am aware that some retailers have raised concerns about NBN Co having a direct contractual relationship with enterprise end users,” “NBN Co has decided to adjust its contracting model so that retailers will in all cases have the direct contractual relationship with enterprise customers. I am pleased that NBN Co is continuing to be responsive to industry feedback” External link

watoday Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am aware that some retailers have raised concerns about NBN Co having a direct contractual relationship with enterprise end users,” “NBN Co has decided to adjust its contracting model so that retailers will in all cases have the direct contractual relationship with enterprise customers. I am pleased that NBN Co is continuing to be responsive to industry feedback” External link

watoday Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Arthur Boyd ) : "The new system will make sure the Bundanon property, including the Arthur Boyd Homestead, studio, artists in residence and musician cottages, and the art collection store, is sufficiently equipped for future bushfire threats," External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Arthur Boyd ) : "The new system will make sure the Bundanon property, including the Arthur Boyd Homestead, studio, artists in residence and musician cottages, and the art collection store, is sufficiently equipped for future bushfire threats," External link

theage Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As with the recent bushfire emergency, we are seeing disinformation circulate online in relation to the coronavirus outbreak,” “When it comes to the coronavirus, legitimate and authoritative sources online include communications from the Federal Department of Health’s website health.gov.au , state health department websites, the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and his state counterparts, as well as Australia’s many well-known and trusted media organisations” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The ACCC also reaffirmed that an important part of mitigating the risk of disinformation is to equip Australians to navigate online news sources in an informed way. The government has accepted the recommendation to develop a framework for online news and media literacy – to be led by ACMA – to assist Australians to be discerning users of social media, particularly in times of crisis,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As with the recent bushfire emergency, we are seeing disinformation circulate online in relation to the coronavirus outbreak,” “When it comes to the coronavirus, legitimate and authoritative sources online include communications from the Federal Department of Health’s website health.gov.au , state health department websites, the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and his state counterparts, as well as Australia’s many well-known and trusted media organisations” External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The ACCC also reaffirmed that an important part of mitigating the risk of disinformation is to equip Australians to navigate online news sources in an informed way. The government has accepted the recommendation to develop a framework for online news and media literacy – to be led by ACMA – to assist Australians to be discerning users of social media, particularly in times of crisis,” External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Services have been brought back online quickly for most areas once mains power was restored, however, where network infrastructure has been badly damaged or destroyed by fire, the restoration efforts are ongoing and may take longer," "While work on restorations is taking place, relief and support is being provided by the telecommunications service providers, and in as many affected communities as possible there are temporary facilities such as Cells on Wheels deployed until normal services can be fully restored" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 27, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This bushfire season is not over yet and may continue into 2020 – the telecommunications industry is working hard to help affected communities and is well-positioned to react quickly to any future bushfires," External link

smh Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While no telecommunications network is 100% impervious to damage from natural disasters, Australians naturally want to be confident our communications networks are as resilient as possible during times of emergency," "We are better placed than twenty or thirty years ago; the combination of mobile, fixed line and satellite connectivity combined with mobile COWs and temporary satellites on the NBN that can be deployed -- means we now have greater back-ups and options to keep our vital communications networks up and running" External link

zdnet Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While ACMA has a range of powers to protect Australians from illegal gambling services -- including issuing formal warnings and seeking civil penalty orders -- it can be difficult to take direct action against faceless companies with no legal presence on our shores," "This is an important partnership with the Communications Alliance, and I want to acknowledge industry's support. Working with ACMA, these additional measures give ISPs the ability to block illegal websites, protecting Australians and contributing to a safer online gambling environment" External link

zdnet Monday, January 13, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

watoday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turn to legitimately-sourced content," External link

smh Friday, December 27, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turning to legitimately sourced content,” “It is widely accessible and reasonably priced, which supports the continued growth and success of our creative industries” External link

aap-au Friday, December 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As internet speeds increase and more Australians connect to the National Broadband Network, online entertainment is becoming a bigger part of people’s lives,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 27, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turn to legitimately-sourced content. It is widely accessible and reasonably priced, which supports the continued growth and success of our creative industries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 27, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, December 20, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

smh Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

theage Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I’ve written both to Airbnb and the city [to] get this listing off [the website]," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : "It’s an illegal Arirbnb. You can only have an Airbnb in your principle residence. This is a home that somebody owns and they’re renting it out as an Airbnb," "The owner should do the right thing and rent it out to a family that wants to live in a nice area, not to parties that end in shootings" External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The consumer safeguards we have in place today have been in place for more than 20 years and are highly prescriptive. As Australia’s telecommunications environment continues to change, and with the National Broadband Network rollout finishing next year, now is the right time to modernise the consumer protection framework,” “The report’s recommendations are designed to support Australians to get and stay connected to fixed voice and broadband services. I have asked my Department to work closely with industry, consumer groups and regulators to progress this work” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The current framework was established in the age of dial-up internet - well before the rise of the online streaming or gaming services we now use daily - so we will be looking at how to modernise it for different content and delivery platforms," External link

yahoo-au Monday, December 16, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We're very clear that we retain the right to take stronger action if it doesn't produce the right results," External link

theage Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

bordermail Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It goes to that principle ... that 20 years ago, 25 years ago, there were some arguing that the internet should in some way be beyond the reach of the law. That is not a sustainable position," External link

watoday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It goes to that principle ... that 20 years ago, 25 years ago, there were some arguing that the internet should in some way be beyond the reach of the law. That is not a sustainable position," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "To be clear -- this will not mean intervening in everyday personal disputes. However, there is a strong case for a take-down scheme targeted at the most seriously harmful online conduct, already criminalised in the Criminal Code," "The government therefore proposes to introduce a new cyber abuse scheme for Australian adults, with its own take-down regime and appropriate civil penalties" External link

zdnet Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Harmful material must be taken down faster. Attempts to send terrorist attacks viral must be stopped in their tracks," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

smh Friday, December 6, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

watoday Friday, December 6, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

theage Friday, December 6, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher confirmed : “After shaking hands, your hand was covered in blood?” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am pretty sure he shouted, ‘I am the king of Mitchelstown’,” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher confirmed : “After shaking hands, your hand was covered in blood?” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The network is supporting an explosion in subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, with video streaming making up the largest share of data downloads on the NBN," "Importantly, the ability of the network to support applications with high data requirements also enables services including distance education and telemedicine" External link

bordermail Monday, December 2, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "In regional Australia, the average monthly data is 246 gigabytes, compared to 270 gigabytes in metropolitan areas," "This indicates the faster, more reliable broadband delivered by the NBN is helping Australians access more data, wherever they live" External link

bordermail Monday, December 2, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The network is supporting an explosion in subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, with video streaming making up the largest share of data downloads on the NBN," "Importantly, the ability of the network to support applications with high data requirements also enables services including distance education and telemedicine" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 2, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "In regional Australia, the average monthly data is 246 gigabytes, compared to 270 gigabytes in metropolitan areas," "This indicates the faster, more reliable broadband delivered by the NBN is helping Australians access more data, wherever they live" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 2, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The National Gallery of Australia recognises this, and is strongly committed to the ethical collecting of cultural material and best practice collection management,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The National Gallery of Australia recognises this, and is strongly committed to the ethical collecting of cultural material and best practice collection management," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This has been a growing problem, with scammers using the phone numbers of organisations like the Australian Tax Office and the National Broadband Network, so the telcos will be trialling measures to block this," "This is the Australian Communications and Media Authority working with the telecommunications industry to try and block these scams, which have caused real problems and inconvenience for quite a number of Australians" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “That is not a democratic process, that’s not a community process,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 25, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This legislation is an important step to help Australian gamblers minimise their risks. Once the Register is operational ACMA will regulate licensed interactive wagering providers so they comply with the legislation and make sure people receive the support they need,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Illegal gambling websites are preying on Australians and can have devastating effects on people’s lives. The new website blocking scheme is an important way in which the Government is helping keep Australians safe online,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "She did not make it an option," "I don't like being treated as a criminal," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Government welcomes the appointments and looks forward to the new Board continuing to lead auDA in providing a safe, secure and trusted .au domain for all Australians,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This strong start to the fiscal year has seen nearly 500,000 premises activated in the three months to 30 September, an increase of 38 per cent since the 2018-19 first quarter. This has pushed the total number of connected premises well over the 6 million mark, with more than 10.2 million homes and businesses now able to connect to the network,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This strong start to the fiscal year has seen nearly 500,000 premises activated in the three months to 30 September, an increase of 38 per cent since the 2018-19 first quarter. This has pushed the total number of connected premises well over the 6 million mark, with more than 10.2 million homes and businesses now able to connect to the network,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Under its legislation, editorial and content decisions are a matter for the ABC's board and management, and it is for the ABC to explain why it has taken this decision," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While ACMA has a range of powers to protect Australians from illegal gambling services -- including issuing formal warnings and seeking civil penalty orders -- it can be difficult to take direct action against faceless companies with no legal presence on our shores," "This is an important partnership with the Communications Alliance, and I want to acknowledge industry's support. Working with ACMA, these additional measures give ISPs the ability to block illegal websites, protecting Australians and contributing to a safer online gambling environment" External link

zdnet Monday, November 11, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It will be moving quickly to block at least one website in the short term and it will be actively exercising its powers in response to complaints," External link

abc-au Monday, November 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Too often these offshore operators are defrauding Australians and their websites typically provide very few, if any, harm minimisation controls," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "With each successive generation of fixed and mobile technology we've seen an increase in the speed and the capacity that each can offer, but fixed in each generation has an advantage and can carry large amounts of data to specific locations cost-effectively," "There will be applications, many applications where 5G will be the better service, but there will be many where NBN will be better. I think overall this nation will do better off from having both" External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These findings underscore the importance of the Liberal National Government's technology neutral approach to rolling out more reliable and affordable broadband services to Australians faster," External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Thanks to our significant investment, people living, working and travelling in Nullawil in the Mallee -- the location of our 750th base station -- will now have better mobile coverage," "This is great news for local grain farmers and their families who can enjoy the benefits of improved mobile coverage" External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Let's be clear. That position is well established and there won't be any change to that," External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I'm not going to get into commenting on any particular vendor. Those arrangements and that guidance was carefully developed and the Australian Government won't be making any changes to that" External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have not had a meeting with Huawei since becoming Communications Minister but I am certainly happy to meet with them or indeed, any other significant player in the telecommunications sector," External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Thanks to our significant investment, people living, working and travelling in Nullawil in the Mallee – the location of our 750th base station – will now have better mobile coverage. This is great news for local grain farmers and their families who can enjoy the benefits of improved mobile coverage,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 1, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This reinforces the importance of connectivity in a strong, stable economy," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regional Australia is the backbone of our economy, which is why when the Morrison Government came into office in 2013 it prioritised – and has now largely delivered – the rollout of NBN in regional areas,” “Gavin Williams’ promotion as Chief Development Officer, Regional & Remote is an important signal to regional and rural communities that NBN Co will continue to improve its services so that all Australians can maximise the immense social and economic benefits that high-speed broadband can provides” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Business NBN Satellite Service is a welcome addition to NBN Co’s regional product offering and helps meet the needs of regional, remote and rural based enterprises with large network capacity requirements so they can remain competitive nationally and globally,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Building good quality affordable and market rental housing is a top priority for the City,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The links that we observed suggest that there are very real structural brain and cognitive differences in children who are obese. The findings contribute a small part towards our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity in children,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 25, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Morrison Government is allocating this spectrum to support a number of important communications policy objectives, including the rapid deployment of 5G technologies, the promotion of competitive market outcomes, and encouraging investment in infrastructure across both metropolitan and regional Australia,” “Making this spectrum available means that the Australian telecommunications industry can do what it does best – provide world-class telecommunications services for consumers, small businesses and enterprises. 5G will deliver speeds significantly faster than 4G and at much lower latency” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 25, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Literature is vital in a civilised society. There is something very special about a book as the fruit of sustained and disciplined artistic and intellectual effort,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : "The links that we observed suggest that there are very real structural brain and cognitive differences in children who are obese. The findings contribute a small part towards our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity in children," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher adds : "This unique and openly available dataset has allowed us to examine the relationships between brain structure, cognitive functions and body weight," External link

eurekalert Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher adds : "This unique and openly available dataset has allowed us to examine the relationships between brain structure, cognitive functions and body weight," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These grants provide regional publishers with the opportunity to invest in new technologies to support news gathering skills development and digital initiatives," External link

theage Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher souligné : "notre population est vieillissante, avec des niveaux d'obésité croissants, il est donc essentiel d'établir la manière dont ces deux facteurs pourraient interagir, au vu des conséquences potentiellement graves sur la santé" External link

lyonne-republicaine Monday, August 8, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher souligné : "notre population est vieillissante, avec des niveaux d'obésité croissants, il est donc essentiel d'établir la manière dont ces deux facteurs pourraient interagir, au vu des conséquences potentiellement graves sur la santé" External link

lamontagne Monday, August 8, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT



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Paul Fletcher said : “The majority of the publishers receiving grants under this program operate small-to-medium businesses. Local papers are the life-blood of many towns across Australia. They connect communities and keep people informed,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : "The point is, Labor is not in government. So, a commitment — it's very hard to understand what it actually means," External link

abc-au Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "It's been our policy since 2014 that these community television stations should move to operating in a digital mode. And both Channel 31 in Melbourne and Channel 44 in Adelaide have several times said yes, they're going to make that transition," External link

abc-au Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “That’s the only thing you’re going to get out of me,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We’re committed to a commonwealth integrity commission. The attorney general has made it very clear,” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher responded : "It's not a cut. It's not a cut. It's going up," External link

qt Monday, June 29, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We will be using this period to work through with them what needs to happen for them to successfully transition to digital operations so that we can still have community TV as a great place where people can work and make programs," External link

watoday Monday, June 29, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These last few months have seen many Australian families spending more time online to work, study, and socialise as we've practiced social distancing," "Research shows that even as restrictions ease and we return to COVID safe school and work environments, many Australians will maintain their new digital habits and people will continue to rely on the internet more than ever before to stay connected" External link

zdnet Monday, June 29, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We need to look at both commercial media and the ABC,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, June 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Public interest journalism is critical to keeping communities informed," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “Agencies within a minister’s portfolio routinely put proposals,” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher replied : “I would say two things. There is no cut … funding is stable,” “The second point … we’ve got the $50 million public interest news gathering program in regional Australia for television, radio and newspapers” External link

theepochtimes Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

9news Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Agencies within a minister's portfolio routinely put proposals," External link

bordermail Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones,” External link

aap-au Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:27:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The extra internet usage is a very good thing but a small proportion of human interactions online are bad ones," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 28, 2020 3:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government expects the digital platforms will work constructively with the ACMA to set up long-term, transparent and accountable practices," External link

9news Friday, June 26, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "He talked about the number of people who worked on the show," "And then he talked about the challenge of the decision that he was going to face at some point, as to whether to restart the show" External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We wanted to focus on what are the real barriers to activity restarting," "We arrived at that as a guiding theme for the package" External link

watoday Friday, June 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government expects the digital platforms will work constructively with the ACMA to set up long-term, transparent and accountable practices," External link

qt Friday, June 26, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “During COVID-19, we’ve seen firsthand the harm misinformation can cause as it spreads rapidly online. It can create public confusion, raise anxieties and erode trust in institutions, and this is particularly harmful to those most vulnerable in our community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As more Australians rely on online platforms for their news and information, it is critical we put in place a framework to guide how platforms reduce the impact of harmful misinformation, empower users to identify quality news sources, and improve the transparency of their policy implementation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 26, 2020 2:49:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We are backing over 600,000 Australians in the cultural and creative sectors whose work contributes $112 billion to our economy. These sectors have been hit hard during the pandemic, and the Government’s investment will play an important role in the nation’s economic recovery,” “We are injecting $100 million per month into the arts sector through the JobKeeper program and cash flow assistance, delivering an important lifeline for many businesses, but as social distancing restrictions ease, our plan supports businesses getting back on their feet and getting people back in jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

portstephensexaminer Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These sectors have been hit hard during the pandemic, and the government’s investment will play an important role in the nation’s economic recovery," External link

smh Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

9news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:01:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher dénoncé : "La guerre du gouvernement de coalition contre ABC (...) n'est ni plus ni moins qu'un acte de vandalisme à l'égard d'une des institutions publiques préférées des Australiens" External link

msn-fr Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

arabnews Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, June 24, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:28:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

afp-en Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ABC needs to reflect all of Australia, and Sydney is not Australia," External link

9news Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Morrison Government has a clear reform pathway to modernise our spectrum management framework, which will deliver benefits to the telecommunications industry by cutting red tape,” “A more flexible framework that provides a longer-term investment horizon will allow industry to better adapt to future innovations and changing demand for spectrum, including the rollout of future generation mobile technology” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We have CafeTO coming which will be these great on-road cafe spots to bring people to the street with social distancing … it will really create kind of a European street on the Danforth,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Temporary regulatory changes will allow Australia Post to redeploy 2000 posties from delivering letters to delivering parcels," "That means more job security for posties - as they are redeployed to the growth part of the business" External link

bordermail Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Temporary regulatory changes will allow Australia Post to redeploy 2000 posties from delivering letters to delivering parcels," "That means more job security for posties - as they are redeployed to the growth part of the business" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Given the crisis at Sienna I’m not surprised Dino has to go over there and spend a lot more time with their senior staff,” “Here, our staff are working very hard and I think they’ll plow very quickly through what needs to be done to get the affordable housing built” External link

simcoe Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Drought and bushfires have had a devastating impact in our regions. The Fellowship grants will allow these five talented recipients the opportunity to interpret their experience of living in a bushfire or drought affected area, explore the struggles and resilience of impacted communities, and share those stories through art,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 5:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Businesses have encountered many unprecedented challenges during COVID-19, and what this research shows is that there is a significant opportunity for businesses to expand online and harness the very strong ‘buy local’ sentiment of consumers,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told ( about Labor ) : "You know that there's a by-election on when Labor turns to the odd scare campaign," External link

9news Friday, June 12, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told ( about Labor ) : "You know that there's a by-election on when Labor turns to the odd scare campaign," External link

illawarramercury Friday, June 12, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The temporary changes are all putting Australia Post in the best position possible to continue serving the postal needs of all Australians,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : “Labor has been out amidst a by-election pushing these deceptive claims and trying to overturn the vital temporary regulatory relief our Government has granted Australia Post. This relief is helping Australia Post better support Australians during COVID-19 – and if Labor succeeds in overturning this temporary regulatory measure it will disadvantage the very people they claim to protect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, June 12, 2020 8:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “So that’s happened, but the thresholds to be able to take advantage of it are so low you basically can’t have had your business open at all,” External link

globalnews Friday, June 12, 2020 1:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “NBN Co is aiming to make 80 per cent of these complex connections ready to connect by the end of 2020. Of course, new homes are being built continuously – so it will be an ongoing task for NBN to expand its network to make new premises ready to connect,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The resilience the NBN has shown in recent months, with more people working and studying at home, underlines the network's strength and adaptability," External link

illawarramercury Sunday, June 7, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The resilience the NBN has shown in recent months, with more people working and studying at home, underlines the network's strength and adaptability," External link

9news Sunday, June 7, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless," External link

ecns Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless,” External link

dailynewshungary Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless," External link

peopledaily Thursday, June 4, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

theherald-au Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

illawarramercury Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While the delivery frequency of regular mail has been adjusted in metropolitan areas, the delivery timetable for regular mail for rural, regional and remote areas was protected and remains unchanged," "Australia Post has implemented a way for bulk letters to continue to be delivered as a matter of urgency Monday to Friday under a temporary alternative priority timetable" External link

bordermail Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Interfering or tampering with telecommunications facilities is a criminal offence,” External link

guardian Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The research shows people are interested in making remote work part of a longer-term lifestyle change -- they're setting up home offices and reporting working from home provides better work-life balance. This demonstrates the critical role the NBN has played and will continue to play in supporting Australians' productivity, social and connectivity needs," External link

zdnet Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “That’s 60,000 who don’t have work if there’s a 20 per cent failure rate,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, May 25, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our close neighbours across the Pacific can now enjoy more Australian television content including lifestyle programs, news, drama and sports on their local free-to-air television stations through the initiative. I want to acknowledge the efforts of FreeTV who made this possible,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 25, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our close neighbours across the Pacific can now enjoy more Australian television content including lifestyle programs, news, drama and sports on their local free-to-air television stations through the initiative,” External link

smh Sunday, May 24, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

zdnet Tuesday, May 19, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

theage Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Any suggestions that there is a link between 5G and coronavirus are utterly baseless. As the Chief Medical Officer has said, 5G does not cause the coronavirus and it does not spread coronavirus," External link

smh Monday, May 18, 2020 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Research from the eSafety Commissioner shows four out of five parents have pre-school aged children who access the internet, which is why it’s important to establish a strong foundation for safe internet use from a young age,” “When a child first reaches for a digital device to watch an online video or play an education-based game, I encourage parents and carers to reach for the Playing IT Safe resources” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 18, 2020 2:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Everybody’s bitterly disappointed but understands that this is a health issue, and we were being guided by health advice from medical officers,” External link

barrie Saturday, May 16, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “NBN Co has been connecting up to 40,000 premises per week, with more than 68 per cent of existing customers and 80 per cent of new customers choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50 Mbps or higher. The increasing take-up of higher speed NBN plans shows the value that Australian households and businesses perceive in being able to access affordable, fast and reliable broadband,” “With more than 11.38 million homes and businesses now able to access an NBN service, NBN Co is within striking distance of its Corporate Plan target of completing the large scale network rollout with 11.5 million premises able to connect. There are more than 7 million active connections and in the three months to March 31, more than 445,000 new customers have been activated onto the network” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Access to telecommunications before, during and after a disaster is critical. We need to learn from what happened in the 2019-20 bushfires – and make our networks more resilient in the future,” “The measures we’re announcing today will help Australians stay connected when it matters most, and maintain the ability to contact family, insurers, and emergency and support services” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We know how important it is to keep Australians connected, especially during emergencies. These measures are an important step in further strengthening our telco networks so they are as resilient as possible during future emergency situations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The company has entered into arrangements with a number of Australian and international banks to secure funding through private debt, complementing Commonwealth Government funding capped at $49 billion,” “NBN Co is expected to draw down $2.0 billion from the $6.1 billion raised and complete the build within its $51 billion funding envelope, as set out in its 2020-23 Corporate Plan. The additional funding will provide the company opportunities to invest and create even more value for Australians guided by future Corporate Plans” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This trial has been highly successful in blocking spoof calls from specified ATO numbers," "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the [caller line identification] display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing" External link

zdnet Monday, May 11, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

portstephensexaminer Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

theherald-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient’s phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing,” External link

aap-au Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient’s phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While it will not stop scammers randomly ringing Australians pretending to be from the ATO, it will stop specific ATO numbers appearing in the caller line identification display on the recipient's phone, thus making the scam seem much less convincing," External link

9news Friday, May 8, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australian media companies are doing it tough right now, especially in regional areas, and the challenges have been amplified by COVID-19,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The PING program is one of several relief measures the Government is delivering to support journalism, particularly as media organisations face increased challenges due to COVID-19. We’ve also fast-tracked $5 million of funding from the Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund, temporarily suspended content quota obligations for commercial and subscription television, and provided spectrum tax fee relief for 12 months for commercial television and radio broadcasters,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It is deeply regrettable when factually inaccurate claims are made about ABC funding. " External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Labor ) : "It is really quite surprising that the report issued this week by Labor-aligned activist groups Per Capita and Get Up which gets the numbers so badly wrong would be quoted uncritically" External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These numbers are not a secret, they are published in the budget papers," "The Government's investment in the ABC gives it more financial certainty than any other media organisation in Australia" External link

qt Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "At one point 150 mobile base stations across New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia were off the air, and over 20,000 NBN services were disrupted," External link

zdnet Friday, May 1, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While overall the report shows overall telcos worked pretty quickly to restore outages, nevertheless where there were outages it did have a significant impact," External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher noted : "Are there cases where if the power companies knew that particular critical network facilities were powered by a particular part of the network, that might impact the decision to turn the power on or off?" External link

watoday Thursday, April 30, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Our focus on rolling out the network as quickly as possible means more than seven million homes and businesses are able to effectively learn, work and stay connected with loved ones as we all practice social distancing measures,” “Since social distancing measures took effect at the end of February, NBN Co has connected around 300,000 homes and businesses to the network. Today there are 68 per cent of existing customers and 80 percent of new customers who are choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50 Mbps or higher” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 2:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We recognise the significant pressures our media industry is facing and in bringing forward this round of the program we are supporting publishers to sustain the important work they do in delivering news and information to local communities at this critical time for our nation,” “A total of $5 million is available with a maximum of $400,000 per applicant. We’ve also broadened the criteria so more organisations are eligible to apply for grants to get this money to where it is needed as quickly as possible” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The 2020 Round is just one of the relief measures we’re delivering to safeguard the sector. We’re also committing $50 million for the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) program, suspending content quotas this year, and waiving the spectrum tax commercial television and radio broadcasters pay for 12 months,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I welcome the changes we’re already seeing as a result of the Government’s relief measures and in particular note the strong uptake of the JobKeeper Payment to keep local news services running,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Under the proposed update of the policy, the provision of telecommunications networks in new real estate developments, including pit and pipe and active networks, will continue to be the responsibility of developers,” “A key proposal is that the current charges levied by NBN Co on developers would become caps. NBN Co would be able to charge below the cap, which would put downward pressure on prices. NBN would also have greater flexibility to install competing infrastructure where it is commercially viable, giving it more scope to respond to competition, subject to the usual competition and competitive neutrality rules” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, April 27, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher says : “Hopefully, the restrictions will be lifted early,” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Improved mobile connectivity makes it possible for those living in regional New South Wales to stay connected, access education services, conduct business and remain in contact with family and friends. These activities are critical year-round, but particularly important with people responding to the COVID-19 crisis and spending more time at home,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “More than 77 per cent of the 1047 base stations funded through the first four rounds of the Program are now complete taking us past the 800 mobile base station milestone. I thank Telstra, Optus and Vodafone for their work in getting us to this point, and importantly for their ongoing commitment to the Program,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher says : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

timesofisrael Monday, April 20, 2020 3:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

washtimes Monday, April 20, 2020 2:52:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 20, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing," External link

startribune Monday, April 20, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, April 20, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Competition delivers the best outcomes for consumers but when you have one set of businesses acquiring content from another, without the opportunity for a fair discussion about what they paid for it, then that is why we believe the ACCC needs to get involved” External link

siliconrepublic Monday, April 20, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

therepublic Monday, April 20, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

ABCnews Monday, April 20, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 20, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I certainly wish them well and there is no doubt that the arts sector has been hit very hard by social distancing,” External link

tribtown Monday, April 20, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This is a competition issue. We've taken our advice here from our competition regulator, the ACCC, and they have pointed out that we have a market in which Australian businesses ... are competing with Google and Facebook and other digital platforms for eyeballs and for advertising revenue," "Competition is fine, we welcome that, competition delivers the best outcomes for consumers but when you have one set of businesses acquiring content from another, without the opportunity for a fair discussion about what they paid for it, then that is why we believe the ACCC needs to get involved" External link

zdnet Monday, April 20, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

newshub Monday, April 20, 2020 3:29:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the Government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Australia needs a strong and sustainable news media ecosystem and the Government recognises the importance of public interest journalism," External link

abc-au Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

brisbanetimes Friday, April 17, 2020 6:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

smh Friday, April 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Telehealth services require a fast, reliable broadband connection, particularly when you have several doctors operating from the same clinic, each undertaking consultations online at the same time," External link

zdnet Friday, April 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

watoday Friday, April 17, 2020 4:46:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We expect and encourage all internet providers to pass the benefits of NBN Co's relief measures on to end users of the service" External link

theage Friday, April 17, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I think these measures will provide significant support and a key element of that is how quickly we can start to get the money where it’s needed," "It’s certainly our view that there is an immediate crisis with a sharp reduction in advertising revenue affecting regional media businesses ... It is certainly my hope and expectation that there will be media businesses that are in a more sustainable position as a result of this package than was previously the case" External link

watoday Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I think these measures will provide significant support and a key element of that is how quickly we can start to get the money where it’s needed," "It’s certainly our view that there is an immediate crisis with a sharp reduction in advertising revenue affecting regional media businesses ... It is certainly my hope and expectation that there will be media businesses that are in a more sustainable position as a result of this package than was previously the case" External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

qt Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time – and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious – that this is not sustainable,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas," "Broadcasters and newspapers face significant financial pressure and COVID-19 has led to a sharp downturn in advertising revenue across the whole sector" External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government recognises that public interest journalism is essential in informing and strengthening local communities," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

theherald-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "Subscription video on demand has grown enormously over the last few years and yet there are very few regulatory requirements," External link

yahoo-au Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas," "Broadcasters and newspapers face significant financial pressure and COVID-19 has led to a sharp downturn in advertising revenue across the whole sector" External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The government recognises that public interest journalism is essential in informing and strengthening local communities," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

theage Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

theage Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians are doing it tough right now and the media sector is sharing that pain, especially in regional areas,” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regulated free-to-air broadcasters are competing with unregulated digital platforms and video streaming services. It has been evident for some time - and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more obvious - that this is not sustainable,” “We need to re-emerge from COVID-19 with a regulatory framework suited to the twenty-first century that recognises today’s competitive landscape - where television broadcasters compete with streaming services and a myriad of other internet-based businesses – and which positions both the television sector and the content production sector for a sustainable future” External link

smh Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

smh Tuesday, April 7, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many media organisations, particularly those in regional areas, are facing significant financial strain due to the community’s necessary response to COVID-19,” External link

aap-au Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, April 6, 2020 1:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Telehealth services require a fast, reliable broadband connection, particularly when you have several doctors operating from the same clinic, each undertaking consultations online at the same time," "Whole of population telehealth will allow people to access essential health services in their home and will support self-isolation and quarantine policies, while helping doctors to continue to deliver services to their patients. The public health objective is clear -- and we have the telecommunications network capability to support that objective" External link

zdnet Monday, April 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Already, the eSafety commissioner has clear powers," "The new act that we're working on will make those powers even stronger" External link

smh Monday, April 6, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Many media organisations, particularly those in regional areas, are facing significant financial strain due to the community's necessary response to COVID-19," External link

bordermail Monday, April 6, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Following extensive consultation, I have adjusted the fund so that money is available as quickly as possible to help publishers keep journalists in jobs and local communities informed," External link

maitlandmercury Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “In the aftermath of the bushfires, when safe to do so, the telcos deployed temporary facilities to keep impacted communities connected. These changes to telecommunications regulations make it more efficient for them to do so in future and provide the telcos more flexibility to respond quickly in rapidly changing circumstances,” “The new amendments will also enable carriers to continue to provide emergency services such as fire, police and ambulance services access to essential telecommunications services, particularly in emergency situations” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Over the course of a few weeks, we’ve seen a significant and rapid shift towards remote working as Australians respond to COVID-19 social distancing measures. This has led to a substantial increase in demand on Australia’s telecommunications networks,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 30, 2020 11:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Under the new Sky Muster Plus offering, approximately 70% of all data use is expected to be unmetered compared to about 30% under the current plans, with the product also supporting unmetered usage for education applications and apps such as Skype and FaceTime for the first time," External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "As we all adapt to new ways of living and working to help play our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we anticipate higher than usual internet usage across the NBN, including in regional and remote areas," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The Coalition Government's commitment to a fast, efficient delivery of the NBN means that today the rollout is more than 95 per cent complete, with 30,000 to 40,000 additional connections made every week," "Around 6.8 million homes and businesses across Australia now have an active NBN connection, with 67 per cent of existing customers and 80 per cent of new customers choosing retail plans with peak speeds of 50Mbps per second or higher" External link

qt Tuesday, March 24, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Coalition Government’s commitment to a fast, efficient delivery of the NBN means that today the rollout is more than 95 per cent complete, with 30,000 to 40,000 additional connections made every week,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 23, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote : "In countries where the spread of the virus is advanced we have seen significant increases in data use and traffic over telecommunications networks," External link

brisbanetimes Friday, March 20, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

dailymail Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "NBN Co has experience managing periods of high traffic, particularly during school holidays, and has in place processes to utilise latent capacity in the network to respond to changing network conditions together with RSPs," External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

9news Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Like all Australians, they are showing great community spirit in calmly and efficiently dealing with the circumstances they are facing in the near-term so we can come through this challenging period," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Our telcos are quickly responding to the evolving challenges of COVID-19 and have in place business continuity plans to continue to deliver vital telecommunications services," External link

yahoo-au Monday, March 16, 2020 1:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The creative and cultural sector is understandably concerned about COVID-19 and wants to be confident that government is fully informed of the near-term impacts on the sector," "I want to hear about the circumstances the arts are facing and to discuss assistance available, including the government’s recently announced cash flow assistance for businesses" External link

watoday Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The quality of Australian Indigenous Art is world renowned and one of my key priorities as Minister for the Arts is to grow this hugely successful market. I want to help to support the cultural and economic interests of Indigenous artists, and provide consumers with increased confidence that they are purchasing ethically sourced Indigenous art that benefits the artists and their communities,” “I look forward to building on the ongoing dialogue I have with the Indigenous art sector on these important matters” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 2, 2020 2:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, March 1, 2020 7:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

watoday Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:25:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "We won’t capture that opportunity while we have a set of regulatory and funding arrangements premised on an industry structure which is long gone," External link

theage Sunday, March 1, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The ACMA will actively monitor compliance with the industry standard and has enforcement powers to issue formal warnings or civil penalties of up to AU$250,000 to non-compliant mobile providers. The ACMA will have my full support in pursuing non-compliant mobile providers to ensure Australians are kept safe from scammers," "I thank the mobile providers that have already put these measures in place and I make it very clear that I expect the others to comply with the standard by the end of April" External link

zdnet Friday, February 28, 2020 2:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Mobile providers will have until 30 April 2020 to comply with the ACMA’s new standard designed to protect Australians from fraud and identity theft,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 28, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have the power to direct ACMA to impose limits on the allocation of spectrum licences," External link

zdnet Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The safety standards for 5G networks are consistent with those applicable to early generations of mobile technology -- even though 5G networks typically use radio signals which are lower power and over more tightly targeted areas than earlier generation networks," External link

zdnet Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:13:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about James Warburton ) : "There's a set of requirements that they face so they are fully aware of what those requirements are," "I'm aware of what the company has said but beyond that I look forward to the opportunity to discuss it at more length when I sit down with Mr Warburton. As part of the options paper that ACMA and Screen Australia are preparing, they are looking at a range of questions, including what are the content obligations on the free-to-air TV businesses and are they appropriate" External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about James Warburton ) : "There's a set of requirements that they face so they are fully aware of what those requirements are," "I'm aware of what the company has said but beyond that I look forward to the opportunity to discuss it at more length when I sit down with Mr Warburton. As part of the options paper that ACMA and Screen Australia are preparing, they are looking at a range of questions, including what are the content obligations on the free-to-air TV businesses and are they appropriate" External link

watoday Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

illawarramercury Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:54:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

maitlandmercury Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher wrote ( about Commission ) : "I understand that the (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) has previously investigated ACE and had a number of concerns with ACE's compliance," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Many Australians have rightly expressed concern that the Holden business, now being shut down by its US parent company General Motors, holds extensive collections of historically and culturally significant motor vehicles and materials associated with the history of automotive manufacturing in Australia,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am encouraged by Holden’s statement that it would preserve key heritage vehicles and that it is working through plans with General Motors and local partners and institutions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The initial response from Holden has been a constructive one and I look forward to further engagement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Hutchison...came into the market to launch 3G. They didn’t manage to maintain a sustainable position as a fourth entrant, just as a few years before One Tel did not manage to sustain a position as a fourth entrant," "There have been a couple of attempts by a fourth entrant to establish themselves and they’ve not been able to sustain their position and that’s relevant to the question of how likely is the path to more competition from a fourth entrant," External link

watoday Friday, February 14, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have never thought the prospect of a fourth entrant establishing a sustainable business was very great," External link

abc-au Friday, February 14, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We know that digital technologies play a pivotal role in our day-to-day lives but what many people may not realise is that four out of five parents have children aged between two and five who are using online devices," External link

zdnet Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:33:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : “That kind of work needs to be done carefully,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Most network outages following the bushfires have been due to loss of power, not due to direct bushfire damage to network facilities," External link

zdnet Monday, February 3, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "People quite rightly expect the government to consider the varied and complex issues driving certain online behaviours," "That's why we are developing sensible, proportionate and pragmatic policy responses" External link

smh Saturday, February 1, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We are grateful for the spirit of cooperation and goodwill displayed by industry and commend them for reaching a consensus on actions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “We have committed to introducing a new fit-for-purpose Online Safety Act, and will strengthen the penalties for online harassment and abuse,” “We will also work with states and territories to develop a nationally consistent approach to combatting criminal cyber-bullying and online harassment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, January 31, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am aware that some retailers have raised concerns about NBN Co having a direct contractual relationship with enterprise end users,” “NBN Co has decided to adjust its contracting model so that retailers will in all cases have the direct contractual relationship with enterprise customers. I am pleased that NBN Co is continuing to be responsive to industry feedback” External link

watoday Thursday, January 30, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am aware that some retailers have raised concerns about NBN Co having a direct contractual relationship with enterprise end users,” “NBN Co has decided to adjust its contracting model so that retailers will in all cases have the direct contractual relationship with enterprise customers. I am pleased that NBN Co is continuing to be responsive to industry feedback” External link

watoday Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Arthur Boyd ) : "The new system will make sure the Bundanon property, including the Arthur Boyd Homestead, studio, artists in residence and musician cottages, and the art collection store, is sufficiently equipped for future bushfire threats," External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said ( about Arthur Boyd ) : "The new system will make sure the Bundanon property, including the Arthur Boyd Homestead, studio, artists in residence and musician cottages, and the art collection store, is sufficiently equipped for future bushfire threats," External link

theage Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As with the recent bushfire emergency, we are seeing disinformation circulate online in relation to the coronavirus outbreak,” “When it comes to the coronavirus, legitimate and authoritative sources online include communications from the Federal Department of Health’s website health.gov.au , state health department websites, the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and his state counterparts, as well as Australia’s many well-known and trusted media organisations” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The ACCC also reaffirmed that an important part of mitigating the risk of disinformation is to equip Australians to navigate online news sources in an informed way. The government has accepted the recommendation to develop a framework for online news and media literacy – to be led by ACMA – to assist Australians to be discerning users of social media, particularly in times of crisis,” External link

brisbanetimes Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As with the recent bushfire emergency, we are seeing disinformation circulate online in relation to the coronavirus outbreak,” “When it comes to the coronavirus, legitimate and authoritative sources online include communications from the Federal Department of Health’s website health.gov.au , state health department websites, the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt and his state counterparts, as well as Australia’s many well-known and trusted media organisations” External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The ACCC also reaffirmed that an important part of mitigating the risk of disinformation is to equip Australians to navigate online news sources in an informed way. The government has accepted the recommendation to develop a framework for online news and media literacy – to be led by ACMA – to assist Australians to be discerning users of social media, particularly in times of crisis,” External link

smh Tuesday, January 28, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Services have been brought back online quickly for most areas once mains power was restored, however, where network infrastructure has been badly damaged or destroyed by fire, the restoration efforts are ongoing and may take longer," "While work on restorations is taking place, relief and support is being provided by the telecommunications service providers, and in as many affected communities as possible there are temporary facilities such as Cells on Wheels deployed until normal services can be fully restored" External link

brisbanetimes Monday, January 27, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This bushfire season is not over yet and may continue into 2020 – the telecommunications industry is working hard to help affected communities and is well-positioned to react quickly to any future bushfires," External link

smh Wednesday, January 22, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While no telecommunications network is 100% impervious to damage from natural disasters, Australians naturally want to be confident our communications networks are as resilient as possible during times of emergency," "We are better placed than twenty or thirty years ago; the combination of mobile, fixed line and satellite connectivity combined with mobile COWs and temporary satellites on the NBN that can be deployed -- means we now have greater back-ups and options to keep our vital communications networks up and running" External link

zdnet Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While ACMA has a range of powers to protect Australians from illegal gambling services -- including issuing formal warnings and seeking civil penalty orders -- it can be difficult to take direct action against faceless companies with no legal presence on our shores," "This is an important partnership with the Communications Alliance, and I want to acknowledge industry's support. Working with ACMA, these additional measures give ISPs the ability to block illegal websites, protecting Australians and contributing to a safer online gambling environment" External link

zdnet Monday, January 13, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

watoday Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

smh Wednesday, January 8, 2020 11:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Sadly we have seen this bushfire emergency lead to significant amounts of disinformation online – and this is a reminder that disinformation online is a significant problem," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turn to legitimately-sourced content," External link

smh Friday, December 27, 2019 8:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turning to legitimately sourced content,” “It is widely accessible and reasonably priced, which supports the continued growth and success of our creative industries” External link

aap-au Friday, December 27, 2019 1:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “As internet speeds increase and more Australians connect to the National Broadband Network, online entertainment is becoming a bigger part of people’s lives,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 27, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “It is pleasing to see Australians increasingly turn to legitimately-sourced content. It is widely accessible and reasonably priced, which supports the continued growth and success of our creative industries,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, December 27, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

portstephensexaminer Friday, December 20, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

smh Thursday, December 19, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

theage Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "So we'll work through that and consider what that might mean in terms of how the package is structured today and who benefits from it and whether there are ways there could be others who could be eligible under it," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I’ve written both to Airbnb and the city [to] get this listing off [the website]," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : "It’s an illegal Arirbnb. You can only have an Airbnb in your principle residence. This is a home that somebody owns and they’re renting it out as an Airbnb," "The owner should do the right thing and rent it out to a family that wants to live in a nice area, not to parties that end in shootings" External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The consumer safeguards we have in place today have been in place for more than 20 years and are highly prescriptive. As Australia’s telecommunications environment continues to change, and with the National Broadband Network rollout finishing next year, now is the right time to modernise the consumer protection framework,” “The report’s recommendations are designed to support Australians to get and stay connected to fixed voice and broadband services. I have asked my Department to work closely with industry, consumer groups and regulators to progress this work” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 17, 2019 3:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The current framework was established in the age of dial-up internet - well before the rise of the online streaming or gaming services we now use daily - so we will be looking at how to modernise it for different content and delivery platforms," External link

yahoo-au Monday, December 16, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "We're very clear that we retain the right to take stronger action if it doesn't produce the right results," External link

theage Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

illawarramercury Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

maitlandmercury Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The rationale for the transaction is to take advantage of those changes to the law which would allow greater scale," External link

bordermail Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:16:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It goes to that principle ... that 20 years ago, 25 years ago, there were some arguing that the internet should in some way be beyond the reach of the law. That is not a sustainable position," External link

watoday Wednesday, December 11, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It goes to that principle ... that 20 years ago, 25 years ago, there were some arguing that the internet should in some way be beyond the reach of the law. That is not a sustainable position," External link

brisbanetimes Wednesday, December 11, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "To be clear -- this will not mean intervening in everyday personal disputes. However, there is a strong case for a take-down scheme targeted at the most seriously harmful online conduct, already criminalised in the Criminal Code," "The government therefore proposes to introduce a new cyber abuse scheme for Australian adults, with its own take-down regime and appropriate civil penalties" External link

zdnet Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Harmful material must be taken down faster. Attempts to send terrorist attacks viral must be stopped in their tracks," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:43:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

smh Friday, December 6, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

watoday Friday, December 6, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher told : "There's really no change to the Morrison government's strong commitment to the arts," External link

theage Friday, December 6, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher confirmed : “After shaking hands, your hand was covered in blood?” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 4, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “I am pretty sure he shouted, ‘I am the king of Mitchelstown’,” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher confirmed : “After shaking hands, your hand was covered in blood?” External link

eecho Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The network is supporting an explosion in subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, with video streaming making up the largest share of data downloads on the NBN," "Importantly, the ability of the network to support applications with high data requirements also enables services including distance education and telemedicine" External link

bordermail Monday, December 2, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "In regional Australia, the average monthly data is 246 gigabytes, compared to 270 gigabytes in metropolitan areas," "This indicates the faster, more reliable broadband delivered by the NBN is helping Australians access more data, wherever they live" External link

bordermail Monday, December 2, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The network is supporting an explosion in subscription video on demand (SVOD) services, with video streaming making up the largest share of data downloads on the NBN," "Importantly, the ability of the network to support applications with high data requirements also enables services including distance education and telemedicine" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 2, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "In regional Australia, the average monthly data is 246 gigabytes, compared to 270 gigabytes in metropolitan areas," "This indicates the faster, more reliable broadband delivered by the NBN is helping Australians access more data, wherever they live" External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, December 2, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The National Gallery of Australia recognises this, and is strongly committed to the ethical collecting of cultural material and best practice collection management,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "The National Gallery of Australia recognises this, and is strongly committed to the ethical collecting of cultural material and best practice collection management," External link

business-standard Wednesday, November 27, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This has been a growing problem, with scammers using the phone numbers of organisations like the Australian Tax Office and the National Broadband Network, so the telcos will be trialling measures to block this," "This is the Australian Communications and Media Authority working with the telecommunications industry to try and block these scams, which have caused real problems and inconvenience for quite a number of Australians" External link

abc-au Wednesday, November 27, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “That is not a democratic process, that’s not a community process,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 25, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This legislation is an important step to help Australian gamblers minimise their risks. Once the Register is operational ACMA will regulate licensed interactive wagering providers so they comply with the legislation and make sure people receive the support they need,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:19:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Illegal gambling websites are preying on Australians and can have devastating effects on people’s lives. The new website blocking scheme is an important way in which the Government is helping keep Australians safe online,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, November 18, 2019 11:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "She did not make it an option," "I don't like being treated as a criminal," External link

CBC Tuesday, November 12, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Government welcomes the appointments and looks forward to the new Board continuing to lead auDA in providing a safe, secure and trusted .au domain for all Australians,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This strong start to the fiscal year has seen nearly 500,000 premises activated in the three months to 30 September, an increase of 38 per cent since the 2018-19 first quarter. This has pushed the total number of connected premises well over the 6 million mark, with more than 10.2 million homes and businesses now able to connect to the network,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “This strong start to the fiscal year has seen nearly 500,000 premises activated in the three months to 30 September, an increase of 38 per cent since the 2018-19 first quarter. This has pushed the total number of connected premises well over the 6 million mark, with more than 10.2 million homes and businesses now able to connect to the network,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Under its legislation, editorial and content decisions are a matter for the ABC's board and management, and it is for the ABC to explain why it has taken this decision," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "While ACMA has a range of powers to protect Australians from illegal gambling services -- including issuing formal warnings and seeking civil penalty orders -- it can be difficult to take direct action against faceless companies with no legal presence on our shores," "This is an important partnership with the Communications Alliance, and I want to acknowledge industry's support. Working with ACMA, these additional measures give ISPs the ability to block illegal websites, protecting Australians and contributing to a safer online gambling environment" External link

zdnet Monday, November 11, 2019 3:50:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "It will be moving quickly to block at least one website in the short term and it will be actively exercising its powers in response to complaints," External link

abc-au Monday, November 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Too often these offshore operators are defrauding Australians and their websites typically provide very few, if any, harm minimisation controls," External link

yahoo-au Sunday, November 10, 2019 11:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "With each successive generation of fixed and mobile technology we've seen an increase in the speed and the capacity that each can offer, but fixed in each generation has an advantage and can carry large amounts of data to specific locations cost-effectively," "There will be applications, many applications where 5G will be the better service, but there will be many where NBN will be better. I think overall this nation will do better off from having both" External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These findings underscore the importance of the Liberal National Government's technology neutral approach to rolling out more reliable and affordable broadband services to Australians faster," External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Thanks to our significant investment, people living, working and travelling in Nullawil in the Mallee -- the location of our 750th base station -- will now have better mobile coverage," "This is great news for local grain farmers and their families who can enjoy the benefits of improved mobile coverage" External link

zdnet Friday, November 1, 2019 4:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "Let's be clear. That position is well established and there won't be any change to that," External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I'm not going to get into commenting on any particular vendor. Those arrangements and that guidance was carefully developed and the Australian Government won't be making any changes to that" External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "I have not had a meeting with Huawei since becoming Communications Minister but I am certainly happy to meet with them or indeed, any other significant player in the telecommunications sector," External link

abc-au Friday, November 1, 2019 3:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Thanks to our significant investment, people living, working and travelling in Nullawil in the Mallee – the location of our 750th base station – will now have better mobile coverage. This is great news for local grain farmers and their families who can enjoy the benefits of improved mobile coverage,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, November 1, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "This reinforces the importance of connectivity in a strong, stable economy," External link

brisbanetimes Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:21:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Regional Australia is the backbone of our economy, which is why when the Morrison Government came into office in 2013 it prioritised – and has now largely delivered – the rollout of NBN in regional areas,” “Gavin Williams’ promotion as Chief Development Officer, Regional & Remote is an important signal to regional and rural communities that NBN Co will continue to improve its services so that all Australians can maximise the immense social and economic benefits that high-speed broadband can provides” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Business NBN Satellite Service is a welcome addition to NBN Co’s regional product offering and helps meet the needs of regional, remote and rural based enterprises with large network capacity requirements so they can remain competitive nationally and globally,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 31, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Building good quality affordable and market rental housing is a top priority for the City,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:16:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : “The links that we observed suggest that there are very real structural brain and cognitive differences in children who are obese. The findings contribute a small part towards our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity in children,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 25, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “The Morrison Government is allocating this spectrum to support a number of important communications policy objectives, including the rapid deployment of 5G technologies, the promotion of competitive market outcomes, and encouraging investment in infrastructure across both metropolitan and regional Australia,” “Making this spectrum available means that the Australian telecommunications industry can do what it does best – provide world-class telecommunications services for consumers, small businesses and enterprises. 5G will deliver speeds significantly faster than 4G and at much lower latency” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 25, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : “Literature is vital in a civilised society. There is something very special about a book as the fruit of sustained and disciplined artistic and intellectual effort,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher added : "The links that we observed suggest that there are very real structural brain and cognitive differences in children who are obese. The findings contribute a small part towards our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity in children," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher adds : "This unique and openly available dataset has allowed us to examine the relationships between brain structure, cognitive functions and body weight," External link

eurekalert Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:01:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher adds : "This unique and openly available dataset has allowed us to examine the relationships between brain structure, cognitive functions and body weight," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Fletcher said : "These grants provide regional publishers with the opportunity to invest in new technologies to support news gathering skills development and digital initiatives," External link

theage Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher souligné : "notre population est vieillissante, avec des niveaux d'obésité croissants, il est donc essentiel d'établir la manière dont ces deux facteurs pourraient interagir, au vu des conséquences potentiellement graves sur la santé" External link

lyonne-republicaine Monday, August 8, 2016 3:40:00 PM EAT

Paul Fletcher souligné : "notre population est vieillissante, avec des niveaux d'obésité croissants, il est donc essentiel d'établir la manière dont ces deux facteurs pourraient interagir, au vu des conséquences potentiellement graves sur la santé" External link

lamontagne Monday, August 8, 2016 3:30:00 PM EAT



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minister24.79%EN11/23/201723/11/2017
former footballer0.21%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
footballer0.21%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
mp2.48%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
spokesperson for mp0.21%EN10/23/201723/10/2017
councillor28.10%EN10/15/201715/10/2017
infrastructure minister3.72%EN10/11/201711/10/2017
councillors0.62%EN08/25/201725/08/2017
executive director5.17%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
director1.03%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
australian infrastructure minister1.24%EN05/02/201702/05/2017
minister for urban development0.21%EN02/14/201714/02/2017
leader0.21%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
government minister0.62%EN02/06/201706/02/2017
chairwoman0.21%EN01/04/201704/01/2017
executive0.41%EN11/01/201601/11/2016
chief executive0.41%EN11/01/201601/11/2016
historian0.41%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
head0.41%EN10/16/201616/10/2016
safety council head0.41%EN10/16/201616/10/2016
manager1.24%EN09/28/201628/09/2016
fire officer0.21%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
officer0.21%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
member0.62%EN08/31/201631/08/2016
counsellor2.07%EN08/30/201630/08/2016
professor7.44%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
researcher0.41%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
senior author2.69%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
author1.65%EN08/10/201610/08/2016
autre auteur0.83%FR08/08/201608/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Paul FletcherEN68.12%
Paula FletcherEN24.02%
Paula FletcherFR5.18%
Paul FletcherFR2.07%
Paul FletcherPT0.41%
Paul FletcherMT0.21%


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