SPEECH - COMMUTER CAR PARKING IN GREENWAY - 17 AUGUST 2017

I rise today to raise a very important quality-of-life issue for local residents in my electorate—namely, accessibility to public transport and, specifically, commuter parking at local train stations. This is one of the single biggest issues raised with me as the local member. I constantly hear accounts of residents who are affected by the chronic lack of parking in our area, particularly at Schofields and Quakers Hill train stations. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2017

With Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare, and Dr Mike Freelander MP, Member for Macarthur.  SUBJECT: Turnbull – One Nation media deal provides a taxpayer-funded platform for anti-vaxxers on the ABC. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - SKY NEWS - THE MORNING SHIFT - MEDIA REFORM - 16 AUGUST 2017

SUBJECT: Turnbull Government outsourcing media policy to One Nation. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD SHOWCASES HIS HYPOCRISY ON PACT WITH ONE NATION - 16 AUGUST 2017

The Minister for Communications has been in hiding since making a pact on the ABC with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, as part of his back door dealings on media reform. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CHAOTIC GOVERNMENT DEALS AWAY OUR ABC TO ONE NATION - 15 AUGUST 2017

Today, the Turnbull Government proved it is utterly desperate and bereft of integrity by bowing to One Nation’s demands in order to scrape its flawed media ownership changes through Parliament. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - BEYOND THE SPIN – NBN FINANCIAL YEAR RESULTS HIGHLIGHT TURNBULL’S FAILURES - 15 AUGUST 2017

It’s August 2017, and Malcolm Turnbull is still 6 million premises short of his 2013 election promise, and 2 million HFC premises short of his NBN Strategic Review rollout target. Continue reading

SPEECH - WITHDRAWAL OF THE SBS ADVERTISING FLEXIBILITY BILL 2017 - 10 AUGUST 2017

I rise to note yet another display of incompetence in the Communications portfolio from this government, with the removal of this SBS Advertising Bill that sought only to weaken the SBS. Continue reading

SPEECH - AUDIO DESCRIPTION - 10 AUGUST 2017

I rise to speak about audio description for blind and low-vision Australians and call on the Turnbull government to stop dragging its feet when it comes to increasing the availability of audio description services on free-to-air television. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPLAINTS SOAR UNDER INCOMPETENT MINISTER - 13 AUGUST 2017

It appears there is one thing the ‘Fifield Triangle’ has not been able to pacify out of existence — complaints about the NBN. Data released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) shows the average number of telecommunications complaints per service in operation has grown by 88 per cent under Minister Fifield’s watch. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUGUST ‘SHARE THE DIGNITY’ DRIVE NOW RUNNING - 4 AUGUST 2017

Michelle Rowland is collecting for the Share the Dignity ‘Dignity Drive’ campaign again throughout the month of August. Continue reading