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

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