MEDIA RELEASE - NBN CHAIRMAN FAILS TO SUBSTANTIATE BIZARRE CLAIMS ABOUT SALE VALUE OF NBN - 24 JANUARY 2019

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Following 92 days of attempting to circumnavigate its Chairman’s train of thought, NBNCo has failed to produce any evidence to support the Chairman’s claim that the NBN could achieve a market sale value of $50 billion. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL HELP FUND INTERNET SUBMARINE FIBRE CABLE TO CREATE JOBS AND IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY TO QUEENSLAND - 19 JANUARY 2019

Joint with Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition, Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications and Daniel Parsell, Labor Candidate for Fisher. A Shorten Labor Government will help deliver more jobs and support the creation of new businesses in Queensland by investing $5 million to support the establishment of a new international internet submarine fibre cable link to the Sunshine Coast. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ON HFC CONTRACTS - 20 DECEMBER 2018

The Morrison Government needs to stop obfuscating and come clean on the extent to which Australian taxpayers have been fleeced by the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government’s flawed decision to use HFC as part of its second-rate NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - GO SLOW SLOMO FINALLY RELEASES DIGITAL ECONOMY STRATEGY - 20 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy.  Capping off a litany of fails in the digital economy, the Liberal Government has finally released its underwhelming digital economy strategy: “Australia’s Tech Future”. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - RIVERSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE & COMMUNITY AID SERVICE FACES ANOTHER CRUEL CUT - 18 DECEMBER 2018

Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre & Community Aid Service has fallen victim to the Morrison Government’s dysfunction, with the Centre facing another cut to their funding. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY AM AGENDA - 18 DECEMBER 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Asylum seeker policy; Andrew Broad; Labor’s National Integrity Commission; Restoring faith in our public institutions.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CHRISTMAS CHEER ON SHOW AT MICHELLE ROWLAND'S SENIORS MORNING TEA - 14 DECEMBER 2018

Michelle Rowland MP, Federal Member for Greenway, held her annual Christmas morning tea for local seniors yesterday at Max Webber Library in Blacktown. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ONE YEAR LATER: COMMUNICATIONS POLICY STILL ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE UNDER THE LIBERALS - 14 DECEMBER 2018

A year ago today, Labor warned communications policy is on a road to nowhere under the Liberals because the Government’s communications policy roadmap, commenced in 2016, had not been consulted on or released by late 2017. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY INQUIRY: EXPERT PANEL CONFIRMS MINISTER WRONG ON ABC & SBS - 13 DECEMBER 2018

Yesterday afternoon Minister Mitch Fifield released the report of the inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - USO REFORM: FIFIELD CEMENTS LEGACY AS DO-NOTHING MINISTER - 5 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Following a Productivity Commission review which commenced in June 2016, a USO taskforce, and two and a half years having elapsed, Mitch Fifield has today re-announced an acronym to describe existing safeguards for the delivery of phone and broadband services. Continue reading