MEDIA RELEASE - GREENWAY E-SAFETY FORUM BRINGS E-SAFETY COMMISSIONER TO WESTERN SYDNEY - 22 FEBRUARY 2018

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, is holding a Greenway E-Safety Forum in Blacktown with the Australian e-Safety Commissioner, Julie Inman-Grant. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SUPPORT GROWS FOR LABOR’S CALL FOR NBN SERVICE LEVELS REFORM - 22 FEBRUARY 2018

Following calls by Labor and the NBN Joint Standing Committee for improved wholesale NBN service levels, the ACCC announced in November 2017 that it would commence a long overdue public inquiry. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 2018 GREENWAY EASTER COLOURING COMPETITION - 20 FEBRUARY 2018

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, is encouraging local school students to hop on board her 2018 Greenway Easter Colouring Competition for a chance to take home an Easter hamper. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LEGISLATION TO CRIMINALISE IMAGE-BASED ABUSE PASSES SENATE - 14 FEBRUARY 2018

Two years after Labor first introduced a Private Member’s Bill to criminalise image-based abuse online, the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017 has passed its first hurdle in the Senate. Continue reading

SPEECH - COMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (DEREGULATION AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2017 - 14 FEBRUARY 2018

The Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017 contains a collection of proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on the broadcasting and telecommunication sectors. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN MULTI-TECHNOLOGY MIX REACHES NEW DEPTHS OF CONFUSION - 13 FEBRUARY 2018

In the latest bizarre twist, the NBNCo CEO was quoted this morning by CommsDay as saying he is considering building a 5G wireless network to bypass parts of the copper NBN that are unreliable or corroding. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TAXPAYERS COULD BE UP FOR A $450 MILLION BLOWOUT ON THE HFC ROLLOUT - 12 FEBRUARY 2018

According to NBNCo’s half year results, taxpayers are looking at a further $450 million cost blowout on the HFC network. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SMALL BUSINESS’ SHOCKING INDICTMENT ON TURNBULL’S NBN - 10 FEBRUARY 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications According to reports, a new survey by ASX-listed Reckon has revealed a staggering 83 per cent of small business lack confidence in the delivery of Turnbull’s second-rate NBN. Continue reading

SPEECH - THE STATE OF NEWS MEDIA - 7 FEBRUARY 2018

A lot has changed in the 22 years since I made my first appearance in my local newspaper, the Blacktown Sun. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - THE LONG TERM ECONOMICS OF TURNBULL’S NBN ARE A MESS - 7 FEBRUARY 2018

Amidst rising consumer dissatisfaction about Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN, a survey by Venture Insights, that was co-funded by the ACCC, has reported 30 per cent of households could abandon the NBN and switch to wireless. Continue reading