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

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