SPEECH - ADDRESS TO INSURANCE COUNCIL ANNUAL FORUM 2019 - 27 FEBRUARY 2019

[Acknowledgements omitted]  Your forum comes in the wake of significant, and what often seems like constant, challenges for the sector in both disaster management and regulatory change. Continue reading

SPEECH - AN INDIA ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO 2035 - 18 FEBRUARY 2019

The report by Mr Peter Varghese AO, An India economic strategy to 2035, is indeed something that Australia should be very mindful of as we consider not only our place in the region but the place of our people in the world. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FACT CHECK: FIFIELD AND CORMANN DELUSIONAL ON NBN TARGETS CLAIM - 18 FEBRUARY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Finance, Jim Chalmers MP. If Mitch Fifield and Mathias Cormann were not sufficiently deluded in backing Peter Dutton for PM, they today made the ridiculous claim that NBNCo was continuing to exceed its targets!   Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - SKY AM AGENDA - 18 FEBRUARY 2019

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Coalition’s beleaguered ‘Big Stick’ energy policy; Labor’s plans to help small business; Medivac legislation; Ipsos poll; Labor’s housing affordability reforms.    Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL EXPAND COMMUTER PARKING AT QUAKERS HILL TRAIN STATION - 15 FEBRUARY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese MP, NSW Shadow Minister for Transport, Jodi McKay MP, Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic MP and Labor Candidate for Riverstone, Dr Annemarie Christie. Federal and State Labor governments would jointly invest $16 million to nearly double car parking at the Quakers Hill train station to ease parking shortages and encourage more commuters to use public transport. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - SYDNEY - 9 FEBRUARY 2019

Joint doorstop with Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition.  E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Announcement of $2.5 million for digital licence program for Year 3 students; Medical transfers from offshore detention centres; Embassy security measures. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WANTS ALL AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN TO BE SAFE ONLINE - 9 FEBRUARY 2019

Joint with the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition.  A Shorten Labor Government will work to protect a new generation of Australian children from cyber risks by creating a new eSmart Digital Licence that would begin rollout from this year. Continue reading

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

SUBJECTS: Medical transfers from offshore detention centres; deteriorating economics of the Liberals’ multi-technology mix NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 160,000 MISSED NBN APPOINTMENTS IS SIMPLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH - 4 FEBRUARY 2019

Senate scrutiny has revealed there were 157,268 missed NBN technician appointments in financial year 2017-2018. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBNCO CHAIRMAN ATTEMPTS TO WALK AWAY FROM NBN VALUATION CLAIM - 29 JANUARY 2019

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance.  The NBNCo Chairman has today attempted to carefully walk away from his claim the NBN could achieve a sale value of $50 billion, days after responses to a Senate Committee exposed his assertion for what it always was: third-rate nonsense. Continue reading