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Privacy and your donation

Whether a donor is an individual or an organisation, I take privacy issues seriously. In order to avoid breaching people's sense of privacy, unless I am directly contacted about a donation by the donor, I do not thank them unless having a direct conversation about a donation.

Having said this, most people become donors when they read that someone they respect suggests they do. Please take a moment every now and then and, if you are happy to be seen publicly supporting my work, share my work with your networks. While I am yet to receive a minimum wage for what I do I want people to know that I am grateful for both the financial and moral support I receive.

Grants, Ministers and Portfolios in this data relate to the period prior to the 30 March resuffle. If my work receives adequate funding, grants awarded after that period will be added after those decisions are made & as time permits. Ministry & Portfolio names will be updated at that time.

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16 Senior Ministers have administered the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms Portfolio

Alan Tudge
Minister for Population Cities and Urban Infrastructure Immigration Citizenship Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs
Matthew Canavan
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Paul Fletcher
Minister for Communications Cyber Safety and the Arts
Michael McCormack
Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Regional Development
Mark Coulton
Minister for Regional Health Regional Communications and Local Government

Grants by the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms Portfolio by month


$110,809,148 in funding across 5 grants was allocated to 5 recipients of the Digital Technologies And Communication Services Program since January 2018

Program Details

PortfolioInfrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Comms
CategoryBroadcasting and Telecommunications
AgencyDepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Selection Process
Confidentiality Contract
Confidentiality Outputs
ActivityTo improve mobile coverage in regional and remote Australia. To improve network resilience by upgrading battery backup power at base stations funded under Rounds 1 and 2 of the Government's Mobile Black Spot Program.
PurposeThe original funding agreement made under Round 1 of the Mobile Black Spot Program was executed on 29 October 2015 and was valued at $94,800,140 (GST inclusive). This variation includes an additional $8,234,470 of funding and was approved and executed on 18 December 2020. The grant opportunity was announced as part of the Strengthening Telecommunications Against Natural Disasters program. The objectives of the program are to: increase and improve telecommunications resilience in communities recently affected by severe bushfires or at risk of natural disasters in the future enhance the capability to restore services to areas affected by bushfires or natural disasters by quickly deploying temporary facilities to address gaps caused by outages. This grant funding is awarded to Telstra to upgrade a number of their sites funded in Round 1 of the Mobile Black Spot Program.