MEDIA RELEASE - NBN CONSUMERS WANT TRANSPARENCY, NOT A STAND OFF - 14 NOVEMBER 2017

Labor welcomes comments by the NBN CEO that the company is finally considering sharing information about maximum attainable speeds with end users. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR CALLS ON TURNBULL & HANSON TO ABANDON ATTACKS ON THE ABC - 14 NOVEMBER 2017

As the ABC announces a major restructure today, Labor calls on Malcolm Turnbull and Pauline Hanson to dump their plans to tamper with the ABC Charter and to damage the national broadcasters with a ‘Competitive Neutrality Inquiry’. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - THE ECONOMICS OF FIBRE AND COPPER ARE GOING IN TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS - 10 NOVEMBER 2017

The release of the ACCC’s NBN wholesale market indicators for the Jun-Sept quarter reveals a tale of two technologies headed in different directions: Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMPENSATION OF 42,000 NBN CUSTOMERS IS ONLY THE TIP OF THE COPPER ICEBERG - 8 NOVEMBER 2017

Labor welcomes steps by Telstra to compensate 42,000 consumers who have been sold a speed which Turnbull’s copper NBN cannot support. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES ACCC REVIEW INTO NBN WHOLESALE SERVICE LEVELS - 3 NOVEMBER 2017

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Labor welcomes moves by the ACCC to review wholesale service levels on the NBN. This inquiry comes after repeated calls by Labor and the NBN Joint Standing Committee to strengthen wholesale service levels. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FOX SPORTS HAND-OUT NOTHING TO DO WITH SPORT - 1 NOVEMBER 2017

With Don Farrell MP, Shadow Minister for Sport. The Liberals’ $30 million hand-out to Fox Sports has again been exposed as nothing more than a political sweetener. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S NBN IS A MONUMENT TO HIS POOR JUDGEMENT - 31 OCTOBER 2017

The ACCC market study has delivered a stern warning to Malcolm Turnbull about the deteriorating economics of his second-rate NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA RANKS LAST FOR BROADBAND SATISFACTION - 25 OCTOBER 2017

A new Ipsos survey reports Australia has been ranked last out of 28 countries when it comes to broadband satisfaction. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERALS’ NBN BUNGLES TO DAMAGE BUDGET - 24 OCTOBER 2017

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Labor calls on Malcolm Turnbull to release advice about how his mishandling of the NBN rollout could smash the Budget by blowing out deficits and pushing up debt even higher. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN UNRAVELLING AS BILL MORROW SIGNALS NO CONFIDENCE IN BUSINESS CASE - 23 OCTOBER 2017

Speaking before the Joint Standing Committee in August 2017, the NBN CEO had this to say about an NBN write-down: “We believe there is a lot of value to be gained by the capital spend. There is no write-off plan. I'm not sure why people speak about that, but we don't have any plans for any write-offs. There is no reason to do so.” What a difference two months and a 160 per cent surge in complaints makes. Continue reading