Australia’s new Communications Ministry stipulates Cyber Safety in portfolio
Following the 2019 Australian Federal Election, Paul Fletcher, Member for Bradfield, has been appointed Australia’s new Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.
The former Communications and Arts portfolio has been expanded to specifically name responsibility for Cyber Safety.
Fletcher has worked extensively in the communications sector, advising and assisting former Communications ministers as well as working as a senior executive at Optus for eight years.
Fletcher identified his key priorities as completing the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and continuing the government’s work “to make the internet a safer place for the millions of Australians who use it every day”.
The new minister’s opposition counterpart will be Shadow Minister Michelle Rowland, the Labor Member for Greenway.
- Wednesday, 12 June 2019