MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD’S MEDIA REFORM PACKAGE COMING APART AT THE SEAMS - 28 JUNE 2017

The Turnbull Government has started to pick away at its own Media Reform package, with the announcement of interim financial relief for commercial broadcasters. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ANOTHER ELEVENTH HOUR REPRIEVE FOR COMMUNITY TELEVISION - 28 JUNE 2017

Once again the Turnbull Government has granted Community Television (CTV) an eleventh hour reprieve, following a strong campaign from the CTV sector and repeated representations from Labor at both Federal and State levels.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES AUSTRALIA POST CEO APPOINTMENT - 27 JUNE 2017

With Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance.  Labor welcomes the appointment of Christine Holgate as the Managing Director and Group CEO of Australia Post.  Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW ABC CENTRAL WEST NSW - NBN IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA - 26 JUNE 2017

Subjects: NBN in Regional Australia, ACCC Broadband Monitoring Scheme. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD FAILS TO BRING MEDIA REFORM TO A VOTE… AGAIN - 23 JUNE 2017

For the second time in a year the Government has introduced a Bill into the Senate to update Australia’s broadcasting laws but failed to bring it to a vote. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - PROSPECT HIGHWAY UPGRADE IGNORED AGAIN - 23 JUNE 2017

With John Robertson MP and Hugh McDermott MP. State and Federal Labor Representatives have united to condemn the State Liberal Government for neglecting Western Sydney infrastructure and proving no funds for the upgrade to the Prospect Highway.  Continue reading

SPEECH - COMMUNITY TELEVISION - 22 JUNE 2017

I rise to speak on community television in Australia and to call on government to continue its support for the transition of community television broadcasters to go 'over the top' to an internet distribution method. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 70 YEARS OF PHILIPPINES DIPLOMACY IN AUSTRALIA - 21 JUNE 2017

With Ed Husic MP and Anne Stanley MP. Australia has built a strong relationship with the Philippines over the years, so it was a pleasure for Labor MPs to speak to a motion recognising that this year is the 70th since the Philippines established its first diplomatic office in Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES NOT MET ON MEDIA REFORM - 21 JUNE 2017

Today the Government voted against Labor's amendment that would have saved the two out of three cross-media rule from the scrap heap.  Continue reading