TRANSCRIPT – SKY NEWS AM AGENDA – MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW AM AGENDA, SKY NEWS MONDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2013 Subject/s: Asylum seekers, Commission of Audit, PM Abbott’s Washington Post gaffe, second Sydney airport Continue reading

ROWLAND CALLS ON COMMUNITY TO RALLY AGAINST CLOSURE OF CHILDCARE CENTRES

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland, has called on Blacktown residents to stand up to the Liberals on Blacktown Council and rally against their proposed closure of childcare centres. The United Services Union will be hosting a rally before the Council meeting on 30 October 2013 from 6pm at the Village Green in Blacktown. Ms Rowland said it was becoming clearer by the day that the Liberals on Blacktown Council want to close down council-run childcare centres and the community needed to send a clear message to the Liberals to keep them open. Continue reading

Trench warfare can’t fix Turnbull’s NBN

The below piece was published by Business Spectator on April 12, 2013. The great irony of Malcolm Turnbull’s attempt yesterday to salvage a remnant of credibility following the disastrous release of his party’s broadband-lite manifesto is that he is guilty of the very crime he has levelled at every critic (and they are numerous): apparently, said critics have rusted themselves on to old arguments supporting the benefits of a national, ubiquitous and scalable open access network to reverse decades of entrenched inequity in broadband accessibility. Continue reading

APPOINTMENT TO THE SHADOW MINISTRY

It is a great privilege to be appointed to the shadow portfolios of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Assisting on Communications. To be appointed to Labor’s Shadow Ministry is an extremely humbling experience and I am very thankful to be given this opportunity. Continue reading

ABBOTT GOVERNMENT DUMPS DISABILITYCARE ROLL OUT IN BLACKTOWN AND BEYOND

The future of DisabilityCare Australia for thousands of people has been thrown into doubt with the Abbott Government walking away from Federal Labor’s plans for the full roll out the scheme. During the election campaign Federal Labor announced its priorities for the next roll out of the national disability insurance scheme from July 2016, including making Blacktown one of the first sites for the roll out. Continue reading

SPEECH – GOING TO THE PEOPLE: ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2013 – 3 OCTOBER 2012

Sydney Institute Address Going to the People: Election Campaign 2013 Continue reading

ROWLAND THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND ‘NASHOS’ MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland has thrown her support behind the Cumberland Sub-Branch of the National Servicemen’s Association’s recruitment drive, encouraging local National Servicemen from 1951 to 1972 to join their local Cumberland Sub-Branch. Ms Rowland said the “Nashos” do a great job in representing and standing up for Australian National Servicemen. Continue reading

ROWLAND RE-ELECTED TO THE SEAT OF GREENWAY

ROWLAND RE-ELECTED TO THE SEAT OF GREENWAY To the people of Greenway I am humbled and honoured by the trust you have placed in me to continue to represent you in Australia’s Parliament. Continue reading

NBN SWITCHED ON IN BLACKTOWN AND RIVERSTONE

NBN SWITCHED ON IN BLACKTOWN AND RIVERSTONE More areas in Western Sydney are getting access to the National Broadband Network’s (NBN) reliable, high-speed broadband thanks to the Rudd Labor Government. An additional 4,000 homes in Blacktown have been passed by NBN fibre this week and NBN fibre services have been switched on to 700 premises in Riverstone. The NBN fibre network has now passed 6,100 homes and businesses across Blacktown and Riverstone. Continue reading

SPEECH – CHINESE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT – 25 JUNE 2013

Grievance Debate Chinese Acknowledgement House of Representatives Continue reading