MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL INVEST IN LOCAL ABC SOUTH WEST VICTORIA - 10 MAY 2019

Joint with Richard Marles MP, Member for Corio, and Libby Coker, Labor Candidate for Corangamite. A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2 million in the ABC to improve its facilities in Geelong; which will support increased on-the-ground reporting and help serve the rapidly growing population in South West Victoria.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL SUPPORT RESPITE CENTRE FOR OLDER MIGRANTS LIVING IN WESTERN SYDNEY - 9 MAY 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia.  A Shorten Labor Government will deliver $5 million in funding towards the construction of tailored, culturally appropriate respite centre for older migrants living in Western Sydney.  Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - BLACKTOWN - WESTERN SYDNEY CITY DEAL - 6 MAY 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Subjects: Australian Catholic University Blacktown campus; Western Sydney City Deal. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - A VOTE FOR THE LIBERALS IS A VOTE TO CUT THE ABC - 7 MAY 2019

The newly appointed ABC Managing Director has warned  Scott Morrison’s unfair $83.7 million cut to the ABC will mean job losses and content disruption. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 374,000 FIBRE TO THE NODE HOUSEHOLDS NOT GETTING SPEEDS THEY ARE PAYING FOR - 7 MAY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP. The ACCC has today singled Fibre to the Node as a key source of underperformance on the NBN, with as many as one in four customers on the FTTN copper network in 50/100 Mbps speed tiers not currently getting the speed they have signed up for. Continue reading

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