MEDIA RELEASE - RE-ANNOUNCED ANNOUNCEMENTS EXPOSE YET MORE QUESTIONS ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP DEAL - 19 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Minister for Communications and the Minister for Innovation have re-announced the Prime Minister’s announcement last week of the announcement already made by Nick Xenophon, as part of their deal to eliminate Australia's media diversity laws. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP DEAL - 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Turnbull Government's media ownership deal hands millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to commercial media and includes an outrageous attack on the ABC and SBS.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - GOVERNMENT’S DIRTY DEALS DEBACLE SELLS OUT THE PUBLIC INTEREST - 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Sixty-one per cent of Australians don’t want the 2 out of 3 cross-media control rule to go, yet the Turnbull Government is poised to repeal it. Australia’s level of media ownership concentration is already one of the highest in the world, yet the Turnbull Government is about to make it worse. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 1 IN 6 HFC PREMISES IN NBN LIMBO - 13 SEPTEMBER 2017

In a response 45 days overdue, NBN have revealed the HFC footprint made up 53 per cent of the total Service Class Zero pool in June 2017. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SECOND-RATE NBN LEAVES NSW SMALL BUSINESS REELING - 12 SEPTEMBER 2017

NSW small businesses have reported the NBN is costing them an average of $9,000 through delays, disruptions and loss of sales. Of great concern, 43 per cent of the 850 businesses surveyed by the NSW Business Chamber reported being either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the NBN Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ‘GAME ON’ REPORT ADRIFT IN FIFIELD TRIANGLE FOR 500 DAYS - 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Today marks 500 days since the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee tabled the report of its Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry. Yet another victim of the Fifield Triangle, the vortex of drift which delays almost everything in its path, the report Game On: more than playing around has still not received a substantive response from Government. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FOUR YEARS SINCE “NO CUTS TO ABC OR SBS” LIE - 7 SEPTEMBER 2017

Today marks 4 years since the 2013 election which brought the Liberals into power.  On the eve of the election, Tony Abbott made a now infamous election eve promise: “No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to ABC or SBS.” Tony Abbott, SBS, 6 September 2013 That was a lie. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR QUESTIONS UNACCEPTABLE DELAYS ON NBN QUESTIONS ON NOTICE - 5 SEPTEMBER 2017

With Senator Anne Urquhart and Senator Deb O'Neill.  It appears not even the Australian Senate has been spared the wrath of the ‘Fifield Triangle’ – a vortex of drift which delays almost everything in its path. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN HFC DEBACLE ROLLS ON - 4 SEPTEMBER 2017

Today NBNCo revealed it continues to grapple with significant problems with the HFC deployment:                 “From 1 September 2017, NBN will only release new HFC footprint to market where there is a lead-in to the premises already in place.” Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN SIGNALS THE BUSINESS CASE FOR FIBRE IS ALREADY HERE - 1 SEPTEMBER 2017

Earlier this year, the NBN CEO confirmed the thirty year NBN business case has no plan, and no budget, to upgrade the millions of premises that could be stranded on FTTN.  Continue reading