The Attorney General's Department has published a list of recipients of Data Retention Industry Grants Programme funds - money allocated by the federal government to assist telecommunications service providers to implement solutions necessary to meet their obligations to retain metadata  under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Act 2015.

Just over $128m has been allocated across 180 service providers, with individual grants ranging from $10,000 to over $39m.  Over 50% of the funds were split between Telstra, Optus and Vodaphone.

Full details, including the list of grant recipients, can be found on the Attorney General Department's DRIGP page.

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