MEDIA RELEASE - THE ABC OF LIBERAL INTERFERENCE - 1 APRIL 2019

Joint with Senator Kristina Keneally. The Report of the Senate Inquiry into allegations of political interference in the ABC, tabled today, demonstrates that the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government has used practically every lever at its disposal to try and interfere with the ABC: Attacks, Board appointments, and Cuts. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY SPEERS ON SUNDAY - 24 MARCH 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: NSW State election; New Zealand terrorist attack. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY AM AGENDA - 18 MARCH 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT   SUBJECTS: New Zealand terrorist attack; Responsibilities of social media platforms.    Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE - 14 MARCH 2019

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY IN AUSTRALIA – THE ROAD AHEAD *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** SUBJECTS: Media regulation; NBN; Public broadcasting; Australia Post. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 2019 GREENWAY EASTER COLOURING COMPETITION NOW OPEN! - 12 MARCH 2019

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, is encouraging local school students to get their design skills ready for the 2019 Greenway Easter Colouring Competition, with a chance to take home an Easter hamper. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO END UNCERTAINTY AROUND ABC ENHANCED NEWSGATHERING FUNDING - 7 MARCH 2019

A question mark continues to hang over the Enhanced Newsgathering Program funding for the ABC which was introduced by Labor in 2013, then cut back by the Liberals. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERALS TO MISS THEIR OWN NATIONAL NBN SPEED MANDATE IN 5 OUT OF 8 STATES AND TERRITORIES - 7 MARCH 2019

Joint with Josh Wilson MP, Deputy Chair Joint Standing Committee on the NBN. Evidence submitted to the NBN Joint Standing Committee has revealed the multi-technology mix will fail to meet the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government’s own national NBN speed quality mandate in 5 out of 8 States and Territories. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD MUST ANSWER QUESTIONS OVER HUGE GUTHRIE PAYOUT - 6 MARCH 2019

The payout to Michelle Guthrie is an extraordinary amount of taxpayers’ money and people have the right to feel outraged. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY AM AGENDA - 4 MARCH 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia; No Treasury modelling on Morrison’s jobs claim; Government resignations.    Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - STATEMENT ON ABC CHAIRPERSON - 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Labor congratulates Ita Buttrose AO OBE on the announcement that she will be recommended for appointment as ABC Chairperson.  The ABC is one of Australia’s most trusted institutions, and the role of Chair in maintaining the independence and integrity of the Corporation is critical. Continue reading