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Communications and the Arts Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Paul Fletcher
Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Communications and the Arts Portfolio Outcomes

15 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Communications and the Arts
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Promote an innovative and competitive communications sector, through policy development, advice and program delivery, so all Australians can realise the full potential of digital technologies and communications services.
$2,623,600,000
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Informed, educated and entertained audiences - throughout Australia and overseas - through innovative and comprehensive media and related services.
$1,131,276,000
Department of Communications and the Arts
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Participation in, and access to, Australia's arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression.
$731,680,000
Special Broadcasting Service Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Provide multilingual and multicultural services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and in so doing reflect Australia's multicultural society.
$396,357,000
Australia Council
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Supporting Australian artists and arts organisations to create and present excellent art that is accessed by audiences across Australia and abroad.
$214,002,000
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: A communications and media environment that balances the needs of the industry and the Australian community through regulation, education and advice.
$131,782,000
Screen Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Promote engaged audiences and support a creative, innovative and commercially sustainable screen industry through the funding and promotion of diverse Australian screen product.
$89,616,000
National Gallery of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased understanding, knowledge and enjoyment of the visual arts by providing access to, and information about, works of art locally, nationally and internationally.
$84,362,000
National Library of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enhanced understanding and appreciation of Australian identity, culture and diversity through portraiture by engaging the public in education programs and exhibitions, and by developing and preserving the national portrait collection.
$77,689,000
National Museum of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased awareness and understanding of Australia's history and culture by managing the National Museum's collections and providing access through public programs and exhibitions.
$54,944,000
Australian National Maritime Museum
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of Australia's maritime heritage by managing the National Maritime Collection and staging programs, exhibitions and events.
$47,567,000
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased engagement with Australia's audiovisual culture past and present through developing, preserving, maintaining and promoting the national audiovisual collection of historic and cultural significance.
$38,550,000
Australian Film, Television and Radio School
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Support the development of a professional screen arts and broadcast culture in Australia including through the provision of specialist industry-focused education, training, and research.
$31,199,000
National Portrait Gallery of Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Enhanced understanding and appreciation of Australian identity, culture and diversity through portraiture by engaging the public in education programs and exhibitions, and by developing and preserving the national portrait collection.
$16,594,000
Old Parliament House
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: An enhanced appreciation and understanding of the political and social heritage of Australia for members of the public, through activities including the conservation and upkeep of, and the provision of access to, Old Parliament House and the development of its collections, exhibitions and educational programs.
$16,054,000

The Communications and the Arts Portfolio has 14 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of Communications and the Arts 3,355,280,000
2 Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1,131,276,000
3 Special Broadcasting Service Corporation 396,357,000
4 Australia Council 214,002,000
5 Australian Communications and Media Authority 131,782,000
6 Screen Australia 89,616,000
7 National Gallery of Australia 84,362,000
8 National Library of Australia 77,689,000
9 National Museum of Australia 54,944,000
10 Australian National Maritime Museum 47,567,000
11 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 38,550,000
12 Australian Film, Television and Radio School 31,199,000
13 National Portrait Gallery of Australia 16,594,000
14 Old Parliament House 16,054,000

14 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australia Council 214,002,000
2 Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1,131,276,000
3 Australian Communications and Media Authority 131,782,000
4 Australian Film, Television and Radio School 31,199,000
5 Australian National Maritime Museum 47,567,000
6 Department of Communications and the Arts 3,355,280,000
7 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 38,550,000
8 National Gallery of Australia 84,362,000
9 National Library of Australia 77,689,000
10 National Museum of Australia 54,944,000
11 National Portrait Gallery of Australia 16,594,000
12 Old Parliament House 16,054,000
13 Screen Australia 89,616,000
14 Special Broadcasting Service Corporation 396,357,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Collect, preserve and share the national audiovisual collection

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.039 0.039 0.039 0.039 0.039

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).