MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR INVESTS $7 MILLION TOWARDS NEW BLACKTOWN CAMPUS - 24 APRIL 2019

Joint with Senator Louise Pratt, Shadow Assistant Minister for Universities, Chris Bowen MP, Federal Member for McMahon, and Ed Husic MP, Federal Member for Chifley. A Shorten Labor Government will commit $7 million towards plans put forward by Blacktown City Council and Australian Catholic University (ACU) to bring a university campus to Blacktown. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR SPLASHES OUT ON WENTWORTHVILLE POOL - 23 APRIL 2019

Joint with Senator Don Farrell, Shadow Minister for Sport, and Julie Owens MP, Federal Member for Parramatta. Labor has dived into the campaign to upgrade the ageing Wentworthville Memorial Swimming Centre, committing $1 million to deliver long overdue upgrades.    Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD BLAMES HOUSEHOLDS FOR FTTN PROBLEMS - 18 APRIL 2019

In a predictable display of Liberal arrogance, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has squarely pointed the finger at Fibre to the Node (FTTN) households as being responsible for in-home cabling issues that reduce NBN reliability and speed.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBS CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO KEEP THE ABC IN PUBLIC HANDS - 17 APRIL 2019

Scott Morrison and the Liberals can’t be trusted not to privatise the ABC, overnight reports confirm. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TO IMPROVE NBN RELIABILITY AND SPEEDS IN ROBERTSON - 16 APRIL 2019

Joint with Anne Charlton, Labor Candidate for Robertson. A Shorten Labor Government will implement a plan to deliver a better experience for NBN consumers, by improving reliability and speeds for up to 10,600 Fibre to the Node households in Robertson.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - WILL MORRISON’S SECRET CUTS HIT THE ABC?  - 16 APRIL 2019

After six years of Liberal lies, cuts and chaos, Morrison’s secret plan for a further $40 billion in cuts has been exposed. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - HALF A STAR FOR MORRISON’S SCREEN POLICY FLOP - 12 APRIL 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts.  After close to six years in office, and after three screen sector reviews, the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government waited until the eleventh hour of the 45th Parliament to unveil a minor tweak to a couple of refundable tax offsets to support online platforms. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

Joint with the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition.  A Shorten Labor Government will end six years of Coalition chaos with a responsible plan to improve the National Broadband Network (NBN) and give Australian households a network that is affordable and reliable. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO COMMSDAY SUMMIT - LABOR’S RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***  Today marks my sixth visit to CommsDay as the Shadow Minister for Communications and it is always a pleasure to be here. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 183,000 FIBRE TO THE NODE USERS NOT GETTING MINIMUM SPEEDS - 5 APRIL 2019

In a concerning revelation, NBNCo has admitted that 183,000 households on the copper Fibre to the Node network are not even receiving minimum speeds of 25 Mbps, as of March 2019. Continue reading