MEDIA RELEASE - A FAIR GO FOR THE WEST WITH SBS - 13 MAY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Australia, Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Cities, Anthony Albanese MP, and Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment, Jason Clare MP.  A Shorten Labor Government will commission a feasibility study into the relocation of the Sydney-based headquarters and studios of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) from Artarmon to Western Sydney, alongside the provision of a multi-purpose space for content creation and public use. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S PLAN FOR AUSTRALIA’S CREATIVE ECONOMY - 11 MAY 2019

Joint with Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry Science and Research, Kim Carr MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs and Young People, Terri Butler MP and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Senator Pat Dodson.  ,A Shorten Labor Government will invest $85 million to boost Australia’s creative industries – supporting more jobs and more investment across our growing creative economy.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - $60M BOOST FOR AUSTRALIAN CONTENT ON ABC AND SBS - 11 MAY 2019

Joint with Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek MP and Shadow Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke MP. A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million to the ABC and $20 million to the SBS over three years to boost Australian content and stories on Australian screens. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL INVEST IN LOCAL ABC SOUTH WEST VICTORIA - 10 MAY 2019

Joint with Richard Marles MP, Member for Corio, and Libby Coker, Labor Candidate for Corangamite. A Shorten Labor Government will invest $2 million in the ABC to improve its facilities in Geelong; which will support increased on-the-ground reporting and help serve the rapidly growing population in South West Victoria.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - A VOTE FOR THE LIBERALS IS A VOTE TO CUT THE ABC - 7 MAY 2019

The newly appointed ABC Managing Director has warned  Scott Morrison’s unfair $83.7 million cut to the ABC will mean job losses and content disruption. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 374,000 FIBRE TO THE NODE HOUSEHOLDS NOT GETTING SPEEDS THEY ARE PAYING FOR - 7 MAY 2019

Joint with Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP. The ACCC has today singled Fibre to the Node as a key source of underperformance on the NBN, with as many as one in four customers on the FTTN copper network in 50/100 Mbps speed tiers not currently getting the speed they have signed up for. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TV FOR ALL AUSTRALIANS UNDER LABOR - 5 MAY 2019

Joint with Carol Brown, Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers. A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a fair go for blind and low vision Australians by implementing audio description over broadcast television. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN - 1 MAY 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts. A Shorten Labor Government will ensure we continue to see Australian stories on Australian screens by modernising the settings that support Australian and children’s content in a converged media environment. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA DROPS TO 62ND IN THE WORLD FOR BROADBAND SPEEDS UNDER THE LIBERALS - 29 APRIL 2019

Australia has dropped a further three places and now ranks 62nd in the world for fixed broadband speeds, in the latest update to the Speedtest Global Index. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD BLAMES HOUSEHOLDS FOR FTTN PROBLEMS - 18 APRIL 2019

In a predictable display of Liberal arrogance, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has squarely pointed the finger at Fibre to the Node (FTTN) households as being responsible for in-home cabling issues that reduce NBN reliability and speed.   Continue reading