TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017

SUBJECT: NBN complaints surge in TIO Annual Report.  Continue reading

SPEECH - Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017

If we're going to talk about grubby political self-interest, we could be here all day talking about the grubby deals of those opposite.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - STILL NO ANSWERS ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP CHANGES - 16 OCTOBER 2017

Today the Turnbull Government showed media diversity the door as their flawed media ownership changes passed Parliament – over a year and a half after they were first introduced. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT STUMBLES INTO THE 5G ARENA - 13 OCTOBER 2017

In its fifth year in office, and under increasing scrutiny for its lack of an innovation agenda, the Turnbull Government has announced a working group as it searches for a vision on 5G.  Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO CHANNEL 31 MELBOURNE AND GEELONG COMMUNITY TV FORUM - 12 OCTOBER 2017

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders, past and present. It’s really great to be here in Melbourne this fine evening. Many thanks to Channel 31 for hosting me at this Community TV Forum, for the advice of your General Manager, Matt Field, in conceiving it, for the hard work of the staff Channel 31 and their dedicated team of young volunteers in setting everything up, as well as for the kind words of your Chair, Mike Zafiropoulos, just now. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MICHELLE ROWLAND COLLECTING NAPPIES FOR WOMEN IN NEED - 11 OCTOBER 2017

Michelle Rowland is calling on local families that have any leftover unused nappies to drop them into her office as part of the “Nappy Collective” initiative. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO COMMSDAY MELBOURNE CONGRESS 2017 - 11 OCTOBER 2017

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Good morning, it is great to be here. And thank you to Graeme Lynch and his team for the invitation. The last time I spoke at this conference, it was put to me that the Government would have to write-down the NBN or the market – namely commercial developments in 5G – would do it for them. So today is a good opportunity to examine spectrum developments more broadly. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MESSAGE TO MALCOLM TURNBULL: FOCUS ON FIXING THE INTERNET IN KINGS PARK AND KINGS LANGLEY, NOT KENYA - 11 OCTOBER 2017

Malcolm Turnbull has once again shown he is completely out of touch when it comes to the frustrations of Greenway residents with his second-rate copper NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - XENOPHON NICKS OFF WITH MEDIA OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED - 6 OCTOBER 2017

Nick Xenophon has announced he is leaving the Australian Senate and Federal politics, just weeks after rubber stamping the Turnbull Government’s flawed media ownership changes.  Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - 2CC MORNINGS WITH CHRIS MAC - 6 OCTOBER 2017

SUBJECT: National Broadband Network, NBN Survey.  Continue reading