MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S HFC COULD BE DELIVERING UP TO 50 TIMES MORE NETWORK DOWNTIME THAN FIBRE - 13 DECEMBER 2017

According to NBNCo data provided to the Senate in August, households connected to Malcolm Turnbull’s HFC network have been experiencing nearly 50 times more network downtime than households connected to fibre. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COPPER CONTINUES TO DENY AUSTRALIANS THE SPEEDS THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR - 11 DECEMBER 2017

Labor welcomes the agreement between Optus and the ACCC to compensate customers who have been sold speeds which the copper NBN infrastructure cannot deliver. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MARRIAGE EQUALITY LEGISLATION PASSES PARLIAMENT - 8 DECEMBER 2017

Marriage equality legislation has passed the Parliament, with the final vote taking place yesterday afternoon.  This follows the result of the Marriage Law Postal Survey, in which 61.6% of Australians voted in favour of changing the law to allow same sex couples to marry.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT SHARPENS KNIVES FOR ABC & SBS - 8 DECEMBER 2017

In the final sitting week of Parliament, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield introduced the last of three bills devised by Pauline Hanson to undermine our national broadcasters.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBNCO CONCEDES HFC ROLLOUT DELAY COULD HAVE $500 MILLION HIT ON TAXPAYERS - 8 DECEMBER 2017

Before a Joint Standing Committee this morning, the NBNCo CFO conceded the HFC rollout delay could have a $500 million hit on the financials: Continue reading

SPEECH - MARRIAGE AMENDMENT (DEFINITION AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS) BILL 2017 - 6 DECEMBER 2017

I'm voting for this bill, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, and it is a fact that the electorate of Greenway, which I represent, voted no. I would like to address some of the commentary that's been circulating about seats in Western Sydney that voted no, including Greenway, where the split was 46.4 per cent yes to 53.6 per cent no in the marriage equality survey. Continue reading

SPEECH - SCHOOL PROJECTS IN GREENWAY - 6 DECEMBER 2017

I rise to recognise some wonderful work being done by local students in Greenway.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO 'IT'S IN THE BAG' - 5 NOVEMBER 2017

Michelle Rowland MP, Federal Member for Greenway, has thanked local residents for their wonderful generosity in supporting the Share the Dignity ‘It’s in the Bag’ initiative. Continue reading

SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - BROADBAND - 5 DECEMBER 2017

Paul Keating nailed it when it comes this Prime Minister. He nailed it in two words: no judgement.  Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO BLACKTOWN ARTS CENTRE RENAMING IN HONOUR OF LEO KELLY OAM - 1 DECEMBER 2017

“In any civilised community the arts and associated amenities must occupy a central place. Their enjoyment should not be seen as something remote from everyday life.” So said the Great Man, Gough Whitlam. And so it is that we are here today to honour the life and legacy of another great champion of the arts, Leo Kelly. Continue reading