SPEECH - VISION AUSTRALIA RADIO FUNDING - 29 JULY 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** I want to thank the member for Bendigo for bringing this very important motion to the parliament about Vision Australia Radio. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERALS MISLEAD ON ABC FUNDING AND DOUBLE DOWN ON CUTS - 9 AUGUST 2019

The Morrison Government has thumbed its nose at recommendations from two separate inquiries that there be stable funding for the ABC, and resorted to excuses in response. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ACCC BACKS LABOR PROPOSAL TO ADDRESS IN-HOME NBN WIRING ISSUES - 9 AUGUST 2019

The ACCC has backed the need to address NBN in-home wiring problems, which are degrading the speed and reliability of some Fibre to the Node services. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - SKY NEWS - SPEERS ON SUNDAY - 28 JULY 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: ACCC Digital Platforms Inquiry; Press Freedoms; Liberals’ union attacks; John Setka. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ACCC DIGITAL PLATFORMS INQUIRY FINAL REPORT - 26 JULY 2019

Joint with Shadow Treasurer, Jim Chalmers MP and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Futre of Work, Clare O'Neil MP. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - 2CC DRIVE WITH TIM SHAW - 25 JULY 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Telephone scams. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBNCO DROPS IMPORTANT HINT ON IMPROVING CONSUMER EXPERIENCE - 24 JULY 2019

NBNCo has today signalled renewed focus is needed to address in-home issues impacting on customer experience. Continue reading

OPINION PIECE - IT’S TIME TO TACKLE TELEPHONE SCAMS - 10 JULY 2019

It has been said the 1800s were the Golden Age of scams. This is when the term "con man" rose to prominence, and according to the New York Times, it also happens to be the period where the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was sold on multiple occasions to buyers who had no suspicion they were about to be fleeced. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COALITION’S BROKEN PROMISE ON MOBILE BLACK SPOTS DELIVERY NOW CONFIRMED - 9 JULY 2019

Reports today indicate an incoming government brief has warned of further delays to the delivery of mobile black spot towers promised for completion by 30 June. Continue reading

SPEECH - TRIBUTE TO BOB HAWKE - 3 JULY 2019

I joined the Labor Party in early 1990, around the time of the federal election that year. It was the first time I had voted, and I enthusiastically voted for the sitting Labor member for Greenway in order for Bob Hawke to remain Prime Minister. Continue reading