MEDIA RELEASE - HALF A STAR FOR MORRISON’S SCREEN POLICY FLOP - 12 APRIL 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts.  After close to six years in office, and after three screen sector reviews, the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government waited until the eleventh hour of the 45th Parliament to unveil a minor tweak to a couple of refundable tax offsets to support online platforms. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

Joint with the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition.  A Shorten Labor Government will end six years of Coalition chaos with a responsible plan to improve the National Broadband Network (NBN) and give Australian households a network that is affordable and reliable. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO COMMSDAY SUMMIT - LABOR’S RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***  Today marks my sixth visit to CommsDay as the Shadow Minister for Communications and it is always a pleasure to be here. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 183,000 FIBRE TO THE NODE USERS NOT GETTING MINIMUM SPEEDS - 5 APRIL 2019

In a concerning revelation, NBNCo has admitted that 183,000 households on the copper Fibre to the Node network are not even receiving minimum speeds of 25 Mbps, as of March 2019. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORE INVESTMENT IN THE ABC AND MORE REGIONAL JOBS UNDER LABOR - 5 APRIL 2019

Joint with Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. A Shorten Labor Government will provide $13 million to the ABC to support regional broadcasting services, more local and regional content, emergency broadcasting and the creation of a News Literacy Program. This investment will also create more jobs in regional Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA POST FOUND TO HAVE BREACHED CONDITIONS UNDER COMCARE SELF-INSURANCE LICENSE - 3 APRIL 2019

Joint with Brendan O'Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations News that Australia Post will be subject to regulatory action after it was found to have breached its self-insurance license conditions under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme comes as no surprise to Labor, particularly under a government that religiously attempts to undermine the Comcare scheme. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - BUDGET FAILS TO DELIVER FOR GREENWAY - 3 APRIL 2019

After six years of cuts and chaos, the Liberals have handed down their sixth Budget, under their third Treasurer, and have locked in cuts that hurt our local community. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ABC CUTS LOCKED IN BY MORRISON’S BUDGET - 3 APRIL 2019

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. After six years of Liberal lies, cuts and chaos, Morrison has locked in his future ABC cuts, depriving the national broadcaster of $83.7 million over the next three years. Continue reading

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