MEDIA RELEASE - CONTENT REVIEW STUCK IN THE FIFIELD TRIANGLE - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Today the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, refused to comply with a Senate Order for Production of Documents to table the report of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review.  Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC MORNINGS WITH JON FAINE - 13 NOVEMBER 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Four Corners exposé on ABC; Liberal political interference with the ABC; Selection of Liberal-aligned recruitment firm to help select next ABC Chair.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SKY MUSTER WHOLESALE CHANGES LONG OVERDUE - 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Commmunications. After pushing for improvements in data allowance for Australians living in regional and rural parts of the country, Labor welcomes NBN Co’s long-awaited announcement regarding Sky Muster today. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY AM AGENDA - 12 NOVEMBER 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: Newspoll; Bourke Street Attack; Ministerial powers to deport extremists; NSW Labor.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON UNDERMINES ABC IN THE PACIFIC - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Scott Morrison has flagged yet another ill-considered move on international broadcasting by the Liberal Government that yet again demonstrates the contempt the Liberals have for the ABC. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ACCC ANNOUNCEMENT ON NINE-FAIRFAX MERGER - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Labor is not surprised by today’s announcement that the ACCC will not oppose the Nine-Fairfax merger, and condemns the Liberal Government for junking the rule that prevented Australia’s already highly concentrated media market from getting even more concentrated. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC NSW MID NORTH COAST - 6 NOVEMBER 2018

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SUBJECTS: The Liberals’ second-rate multi-technology mix NBN; Labor’s NBN Service Guarantee; the Liberals’ attacks on the ABC; Labor’s commitment to restore $83.7 million cut from the ABC.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S FUTUREASIA POLICY: A FOCUS ON ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERACY - 2 NOVEMBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will ensure more Australians study Asian languages to equip the next generation for the jobs and economic opportunities of the Asian century.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - GREENWAY PINK RIBBON MORNING TEA RAISES MORE THAN $1,800 FOR CANCER COUNCIL - 2 NOVEMBER 2018

Michelle Rowland held her community Pink Ribbon Morning Tea at Toongabbie Community Centre on Wednesday 31 October, raising more than $1,800 for Cancer Council Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CHILDREN’S TV DRAMA IN DECLINE UNDER LIBERALS - 30 OCTOBER 2018

The Screen Australia Drama Report 2017/18, released today, shows expenditure on Children’s TV drama at well below the five-year average. Continue reading