SPEECH - NATIONAL APOLOGY TO VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - 24 OCTOBER 2018

I add my voice to those of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to say how sorry I am for the abuse that occurred and was uncovered by the royal commission. I'd like to reflect on a couple of points. Continue reading

SPEECH - COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT (ONLINE INFRINGEMENT) BILL 2018 - 24 OCTOBER 2018

The legal framework of copyright is necessary to ensure the income generated by arts, culture and heritage is fairly distributed between the creators and the institutions and entrepreneurs who make it available. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN CHAIRMAN MISFIRES ON VALUATION OF THE NBN - 24 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Last night at Senate Estimates, in a concerning departure from reality, the NBNCo Chairman claimed the NBN could be sold for $50 billion, despite the damage inflicted by the Liberals’ multi-technology mess. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD GOES MISSING ON ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATIONS - 24 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Carol Brown, Shadow Minister for disability and carers.  Minister Fifield has again failed to answer when work would conclude on vital communications services. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CONTENT REVIEW LOST IN THE FIFIELD TRIANGLE - 23 OCTOBER 2018

At Senate Estimates today, the Minister for Communications and the Arts continued to delay the release of the report of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review. Continue reading

STATEMENT - SBS MANAGING DIRECTOR - 19 OCTOBER 2018

Labor congratulates James Taylor on his appointment as Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY ON NBN CONSUMER EXPERIENCE - 17 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have continued to rise to 167,831 in 2017-18, with NBN complaints increasing by at least a further 53 per cent. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - ABC NEWS BREAKFAST - 16 OCTOBER 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Labor’s call for Senate Inquiry into political interference at the ABC; Medical transfers of children from regional processing locations.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD’S WHITEWASH - 15 OCTOBER 2018

As predicted, the Departmental Inquiry into the ABC ordered by the Minister for Communications is nothing more than a whitewash designed to cover up the Government’s involvement in the recent political interference scandal. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES EXPANSION OF BANK@POST AGREEMENT - 15 OCTOBER 2018

Labor welcomes the addition of two more major banks to the Bank@Post community agreement. Continue reading