What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. An RSS feed is a simple method for staying informed about new content on a website.
RSS feeds allow you to stay informed of the latest broadcasts from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually as the information is delivered regularly. When loaded into an RSS reader, a feed will deliver a brief summary of each update that is made to the website it comes from, along with a link to the updated area of the website.
The department has RSS feeds to various areas of the website, specifically for new media releases and Industry Advice notices.
The following is a list of the current feeds available on the department website:
What do I need to receive RSS feeds?
In order to subscribe to feeds, you need a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Safari) capable of tracking RSS feeds or a news reader software. (Wikipedia.org provides links to a range of RSS reading alternatives, see News aggregator
.) Feed Reader or News Aggregator software are downloadable programs that are installed on your computer, while others are web-based services that you log in to through your web browser.
Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of selecting and adding the RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. RSS feeds can usually be found linked from a small orange icon such as