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Ministerial Portfolio

Digital Economy and Communications

Minister:
Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications
Current Minister:
Hon Dr David Clark
Description: 

Responsibilities include the delivery of the government's digital strategy and digital services delivery across government, the regulation of the telecommunications and postal sectors, the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband, rural broadband infrastructure, and radio spectrum management.  This portfolio is also responsible for the Government Chief Digital Officer and Government Chief Privacy Officer functions, and for the National Computer Emergency Response Team and some cyber security matters.

Department: 

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provide support for this portfolio.

Vote: 

Vote Business, Science and Innovation

Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet

Legislation: 

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (Part 4)

Postal Services Act 1998

Radiocommunications Act 1989

Telecommunications Act 2001

Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013

Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007

Last updated: 
Friday, 6 November 2020

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