MEDIA RELEASE - FORGET TOP SPEEDS - MANY HOUSEHOLDS CAN'T EVEN ACHIEVE MINIMUM SPEEDS OVER COPPER - 18 JANUARY 2018

Scrutiny by Labor Senators has revealed that 3 in 4 premises on the copper NBN won’t be able to achieve top speeds of 100 Mbps. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - USO REFORM DESERVES A MORE SERIOUS RESPONSE - 21 DECEMBER 2017

After eight months of inaction the Turnbull Government has only managed to produce a two page response to the Productivity Commission’s 450 page inquiry into the Universal Service Obligation (USO). Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MYEFO – TIMING OF CHANGES TO NBN STATEMENT OF RISKS NEEDS EXPLANATION - 18 DECEMBER 2017

With Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Labor calls on the Turnbull Government to explain its addition to the NBN Statement of Risks released in today’s 2017-18 MYEFO update: Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL MUST CLARIFY NBN BUDGET IMPLICATIONS - 15 DECEMBER 2017

With Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance.  Malcolm Turnbull must urgently come clean on what the implications are for the Budget and the value of the NBN, following NBNCo’s decision to discount wholesale prices. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMMUNICATIONS POLICY ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE UNDER THE LIBERALS - 14 DECEMBER 2017

Well over a year after the Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, asked his Department to begin work on a communications policy roadmap, there’s still no sign of it.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN CAPITULATES ON PRICING – NOW TAXPAYERS DESERVE TRANSPARENCY - 14 DECEMBER 2017

With Jim Chalmers, Shadow Minister for Finance.  In a troubling sign that confidence in Turnbull’s multi-technology mix is further deteriorating, NBNCo has reduced its wholesale prices. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S HFC COULD BE DELIVERING UP TO 50 TIMES MORE NETWORK DOWNTIME THAN FIBRE - 13 DECEMBER 2017

According to NBNCo data provided to the Senate in August, households connected to Malcolm Turnbull’s HFC network have been experiencing nearly 50 times more network downtime than households connected to fibre. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COPPER CONTINUES TO DENY AUSTRALIANS THE SPEEDS THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY FOR - 11 DECEMBER 2017

Labor welcomes the agreement between Optus and the ACCC to compensate customers who have been sold speeds which the copper NBN infrastructure cannot deliver. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT SHARPENS KNIVES FOR ABC & SBS - 8 DECEMBER 2017

In the final sitting week of Parliament, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield introduced the last of three bills devised by Pauline Hanson to undermine our national broadcasters.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBNCO CONCEDES HFC ROLLOUT DELAY COULD HAVE $500 MILLION HIT ON TAXPAYERS - 8 DECEMBER 2017

Before a Joint Standing Committee this morning, the NBNCo CFO conceded the HFC rollout delay could have a $500 million hit on the financials: Continue reading