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

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBS CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO KEEP THE ABC IN PUBLIC HANDS - 17 APRIL 2019

Scott Morrison and the Liberals can’t be trusted not to privatise the ABC, overnight reports confirm. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TO IMPROVE NBN RELIABILITY AND SPEEDS IN ROBERTSON - 16 APRIL 2019

Joint with Anne Charlton, Labor Candidate for Robertson. A Shorten Labor Government will implement a plan to deliver a better experience for NBN consumers, by improving reliability and speeds for up to 10,600 Fibre to the Node households in Robertson.   Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - WILL MORRISON’S SECRET CUTS HIT THE ABC?  - 16 APRIL 2019

After six years of Liberal lies, cuts and chaos, Morrison’s secret plan for a further $40 billion in cuts has been exposed. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - HALF A STAR FOR MORRISON’S SCREEN POLICY FLOP - 12 APRIL 2019

Joint with Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts.  After close to six years in office, and after three screen sector reviews, the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government waited until the eleventh hour of the 45th Parliament to unveil a minor tweak to a couple of refundable tax offsets to support online platforms. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

Joint with the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition.  A Shorten Labor Government will end six years of Coalition chaos with a responsible plan to improve the National Broadband Network (NBN) and give Australian households a network that is affordable and reliable. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - 183,000 FIBRE TO THE NODE USERS NOT GETTING MINIMUM SPEEDS - 5 APRIL 2019

In a concerning revelation, NBNCo has admitted that 183,000 households on the copper Fibre to the Node network are not even receiving minimum speeds of 25 Mbps, as of March 2019. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORE INVESTMENT IN THE ABC AND MORE REGIONAL JOBS UNDER LABOR - 5 APRIL 2019

Joint with Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition, and Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. A Shorten Labor Government will provide $13 million to the ABC to support regional broadcasting services, more local and regional content, emergency broadcasting and the creation of a News Literacy Program. This investment will also create more jobs in regional Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - AUSTRALIA POST FOUND TO HAVE BREACHED CONDITIONS UNDER COMCARE SELF-INSURANCE LICENSE - 3 APRIL 2019

Joint with Brendan O'Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations News that Australia Post will be subject to regulatory action after it was found to have breached its self-insurance license conditions under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme comes as no surprise to Labor, particularly under a government that religiously attempts to undermine the Comcare scheme. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - THE ABC OF LIBERAL INTERFERENCE - 1 APRIL 2019

Joint with Senator Kristina Keneally. The Report of the Senate Inquiry into allegations of political interference in the ABC, tabled today, demonstrates that the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government has used practically every lever at its disposal to try and interfere with the ABC: Attacks, Board appointments, and Cuts. Continue reading