TRANSCRIPT – SKY NEWS AM AGENDA – 17 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT SKY AM AGENDA MONDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2014 SUBJECT/S: Polls; Drought relief package; Disturbance on Manus Island; Australia’s relationship with Indonesia; NDIS Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – FAIRFAX BREAKING POLITICS – 12 FEBRUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW BREAKING POLITICS – FAIRFAX MEDIA WEDNESDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2014 SUBJECT/S: Future of manufacturing, Medibank Private and Closing The Gap Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – SKY NEWS AM AGENDA – 23 JANUARY 2014

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELVISION INTERVIEW SKY AM AGENDA WITH KIERAN GILBERTTHURSDAY, 23 JANUARY 2014 SUBJECTS: The Liberals’ veil of secrecy on border protection; Peter Cosgrove Continue reading

ABBOTT ATTACKS GELLIBRAND COMMUNITY WITH CRUEL CUTS

Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Michelle Rowland and Member for Gellibrand, Tim Watts today visited the Polish Club in Albion which has been hurt by the Abbott Government’s cuts to the Building Multicultural Communities Program. Before the election the Polish Club was awarded $160,000 to upgrade their disabled facilities and toilets, and to fit out a kitchen as part of the Program. However after the election the Polish Club was informed that the Abbott Government had cut the fully-budgeted and approved grant. Continue reading

SALE OF AUSTRALIA POST WOULD BE ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE

Acting Shadow Communications Minister, Michelle Rowland has called on the Abbott Government to immediately reaffirm its promise to keep Australia Post in public hands. Reports in today’s Australian Financial Review suggest the Government is considering selling off Australia Post, a move that would see them break a clear promise made prior to the election. Continue reading

COMMUNITY GROUPS BEAR THE BRUNT OF CRUEL COALITION CUTS

Reports in today’s Age newspaper have shed light on the cruelty of the Coalition’s cuts to the Building Multicultural Communities Program. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT – 2CC W/ MARK PARTON – 20 DECEMBER 2013

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW – 2CC Radio with Mark PartonFRIDAY, 20 DECEMBER 2013 SUBJECTS: Coalition cutting the Building Multicultural Communities Program Continue reading

COALITION TAKES AXE TO COMMUNITY RADIO

Yesterday’s MYEFO announcement confirmed the Abbott Government is ripping $2.5 million out of community radio over the next four years, Acting Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, said today. “This is a massive blow to community radio services around Australia,” Ms Rowland said. Continue reading

PROOF COALITION IS SLOWING NBN ROLLOUT

Evidence at the Senate Select Committee on the NBN today confirmed that construction will slow dramatically over the next six months. The NBN rollout is currently passing 5000 premises per week. In evidence before the Senate Select Committee today NBN Co Chairman  Ziggy Switkowski confirmed that this number would drop to just 4000 premises per week under Minister Turnbull’s new model. Continue reading

THE REAL NBN STRATEGIC REVIEW RELEASED

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today released the real Strategic Review of the Coalition’s second rate NBN plan. This is the secret advice handed to Malcolm Turnbull in his first few weeks in the job. Continue reading