MEDIA RELEASE - FEDERAL LABOR TO DRIVE M9 ORBITAL PLANNING - 6 MAY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development Anthony Albanese MP, Ed Husic MP, Michelle Rowland MP, Susan Templeman MP, Mike Freelander MP and Diane Beamer, Labor Candidate for Lindsay  A Shorten Labor Government will meet the future transport needs of Western Sydney by committing $50 million to progress planning for the M9, also known as the Outer Sydney Orbital, in close consultation with the local community.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL EXPAND THE WESTERN SYDNEY CITY DEAL - 6 MAY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Cities Anthony Albanese MP, Chris Bowen MP and Ed Husic MP.  A Shorten Labor Government will expand the Western Sydney City Deal to include Blacktown City Council through our City Partnerships program. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TV FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS UNDER LABOR - 5 MAY 2019

Joint with Carol Brown, Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers. A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair go for blind and low vision Australians by implementing audio description over broadcast television. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN CAMPAIGN - MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN – THE WAY FORWARD - 1 MAY 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***  Thank you to Matt Deaner and Screen Producers Australia (SPA) for all the engagement that we’ve had over the last couple of years. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN - 1 MAY 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts. A Shorten Labor Government will ensure we continue to see Australian stories on Australian screens by modernising the settings that support Australian and children’s content in a converged media environment. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA DROPS TO 62ND IN THE WORLD FOR BROADBAND SPEEDS UNDER THE LIBERALS - 29 APRIL 2019

Australia has dropped a further three places and now ranks 62nd in the world for fixed broadband speeds, in the latest update to the Speedtest Global Index. Continue reading

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