MEDIA RELEASE - ONE YEAR LATER: COMMUNICATIONS POLICY STILL ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE UNDER THE LIBERALS - 14 DECEMBER 2018

A year ago today, Labor warned communications policy is on a road to nowhere under the Liberals because the Government’s communications policy roadmap, commenced in 2016, had not been consulted on or released by late 2017. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY INQUIRY: EXPERT PANEL CONFIRMS MINISTER WRONG ON ABC & SBS - 13 DECEMBER 2018

Yesterday afternoon Minister Mitch Fifield released the report of the inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - USO REFORM: FIFIELD CEMENTS LEGACY AS DO-NOTHING MINISTER - 5 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Following a Productivity Commission review which commenced in June 2016, a USO taskforce, and two and a half years having elapsed, Mitch Fifield has today re-announced an acronym to describe existing safeguards for the delivery of phone and broadband services. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MITCH FIFIELD: MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS IN NAME ONLY - 4 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Last night, the Senate supported a successful Labor amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to correct a legislative issue that was preventing eligible financial assistance from being paid to a regional broadcaster. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ONE YEAR ON AND OVER 1 MILLION HFC HOUSEHOLDS STILL IN NBN LIMBO - 27 NOVEMBER 2018

One year ago, to this day, NBNCo broke news of the HFC rollout halt with a mind bending press release that was entitled: “NBN Co takes customer experience improvement program to new levels” Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CORMANN AND FIFIELD REACH NEW DEPTHS OF NBN DELUSION - 19 NOVEMBER 2018

Mathias Cormann and Mitch Fifield, the infamous backers of Peter Dutton, today gave another out-of-touch assessment of their second-rate NBN and stated: “Shareholder Ministers welcomed the results which confirm the company’s solid performance across all metrics” Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD DUMPS HIS DUD CONSUMER AGENDA - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Mitch Fifield has today dumped his dud plans to abolish the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, a proposal roundly opposed by Labor, consumer groups and the telecommunications industry. Continue reading

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

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

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