MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERAL FINGERPRINTS ON ABC CHAIR RECRUITMENT PROCESS - 25 OCTOBER 2018

Labor questioning at Senate Estimates this week revealed that the Morrison Government has appointed a Liberal-aligned recruitment firm to assist in selecting the next ABC Chair. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN CHAIRMAN MISFIRES ON VALUATION OF THE NBN - 24 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Last night at Senate Estimates, in a concerning departure from reality, the NBNCo Chairman claimed the NBN could be sold for $50 billion, despite the damage inflicted by the Liberals’ multi-technology mess. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD GOES MISSING ON ACCESSIBLE COMMUNICATIONS - 24 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Carol Brown, Shadow Minister for disability and carers.  Minister Fifield has again failed to answer when work would conclude on vital communications services. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CONTENT REVIEW LOST IN THE FIFIELD TRIANGLE - 23 OCTOBER 2018

At Senate Estimates today, the Minister for Communications and the Arts continued to delay the release of the report of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review. Continue reading

STATEMENT - SBS MANAGING DIRECTOR - 19 OCTOBER 2018

Labor congratulates James Taylor on his appointment as Managing Director of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY ON NBN CONSUMER EXPERIENCE - 17 OCTOBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have continued to rise to 167,831 in 2017-18, with NBN complaints increasing by at least a further 53 per cent. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD’S WHITEWASH - 15 OCTOBER 2018

As predicted, the Departmental Inquiry into the ABC ordered by the Minister for Communications is nothing more than a whitewash designed to cover up the Government’s involvement in the recent political interference scandal. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES EXPANSION OF BANK@POST AGREEMENT - 15 OCTOBER 2018

Labor welcomes the addition of two more major banks to the Bank@Post community agreement. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERAL CALLS TO KILL OFF SBS - 3 OCTOBER 2018

How typical of the Liberals to exploit their own alleged political interference at the ABC as cover to destroy the SBS. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - POLITICISATION OF ABC POISONS OUR POLITY - 2 OCTOBER 2018

Recent reports of political interference at the ABC have caught the Liberals red-handed, and thrown their record on the politicisation of ABC Board appointments into sharp relief.   Continue reading