MEDIA RELEASE - HUMILIATING BACKDOWN FOR FIFIELD ON REGIONAL BROADBAND PRICE HIKE - 16 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Only 16 hours after NBNCo let the cat out of the bag, Mitch Fifield has made a humiliating retreat from plans to charge regional consumers on the fixed-wireless network $20 more to access broadband than consumers in the city. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CRIMINALISATION OF IMAGE-BASED ABUSE NEARS REALITY - 16 AUGUST 2018

Three years after Labor first introduced a Private Members’ Bill to criminalise image-based abuse, the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017, introducing both civil and criminal offences, has finally passed the House of Representatives. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - REGIONAL NBN CUSTOMERS TO PAY MORE UNDER TURNBULL - 16 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Last night, we found out what Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN really means for regional Australians. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN REVENUE FORECASTS DESIGNED WITH ONE THING IN MIND: SPIN - 15 AUGUST 2018

Serious questions remain as to whether the 2017-18 revenue target in the 2018 NBN Corporate Plan was set low in order to spin a public relations coup for the Turnbull Government upon release of the full year NBN financial results this Thursday. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR REQUESTS ANAO AUDIT OF NBN CORPORATE PLAN - 27 JULY 2018

Federal Labor has written to the Auditor-General, requesting an independent assessment of key assumptions underpinning the medium and long-term financials of the NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - STATEMENT ON NINE/FAIRFAX MERGER - 26 JULY 2018

Labor notes the announcement that Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment propose to merge their print, TV, radio and online businesses to create the largest single commercial media entity in Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - S&P ISSUES SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF TURNBULL’S MULTI-TECHNOLOGY NBN MESS - 25 JULY 2018

With Shadow Minister for Finance, Dr Jim Chalmers MP.  The Turnbull Government must today clarify its position on an NBN write-down, following a scathing assessment by Standard & Poor’s of the multi-technology mix. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - HAPPY 21 MILLION METRES MALCOLM! - 18 JULY 2018

There has never been a better time to be a supplier of copper at the expense of the Australian taxpayer. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES TELCO INDUSTRY PROPOSAL TO EXPAND COMPLAINTS REPORTING - 10 JULY 2018

Labor welcomes an industry proposal to expand the scope of Complaints in Context reporting, which reports on the number of new complaints for a retailer as a proportion of their services in operation. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR MEMBERS VOTE TO NEVER PRIVATISE THE ABC - 3 JULY 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications.  At its State Conference today, NSW Labor voted unanimously in support of a motion that Labor will never privatise the ABC. Continue reading