MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO COME CLEAN ON HFC CONTRACTS - 20 DECEMBER 2018

The Morrison Government needs to stop obfuscating and come clean on the extent to which Australian taxpayers have been fleeced by the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government’s flawed decision to use HFC as part of its second-rate NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - GO SLOW SLOMO FINALLY RELEASES DIGITAL ECONOMY STRATEGY - 20 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy.  Capping off a litany of fails in the digital economy, the Liberal Government has finally released its underwhelming digital economy strategy: “Australia’s Tech Future”. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ONE YEAR LATER: COMMUNICATIONS POLICY STILL ON A ROAD TO NOWHERE UNDER THE LIBERALS - 14 DECEMBER 2018

A year ago today, Labor warned communications policy is on a road to nowhere under the Liberals because the Government’s communications policy roadmap, commenced in 2016, had not been consulted on or released by late 2017. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMPETITIVE NEUTRALITY INQUIRY: EXPERT PANEL CONFIRMS MINISTER WRONG ON ABC & SBS - 13 DECEMBER 2018

Yesterday afternoon Minister Mitch Fifield released the report of the inquiry into the competitive neutrality of the national broadcasters. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - USO REFORM: FIFIELD CEMENTS LEGACY AS DO-NOTHING MINISTER - 5 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Following a Productivity Commission review which commenced in June 2016, a USO taskforce, and two and a half years having elapsed, Mitch Fifield has today re-announced an acronym to describe existing safeguards for the delivery of phone and broadband services. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MITCH FIFIELD: MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS IN NAME ONLY - 4 DECEMBER 2018

Joint with Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Last night, the Senate supported a successful Labor amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to correct a legislative issue that was preventing eligible financial assistance from being paid to a regional broadcaster. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ONE YEAR ON AND OVER 1 MILLION HFC HOUSEHOLDS STILL IN NBN LIMBO - 27 NOVEMBER 2018

One year ago, to this day, NBNCo broke news of the HFC rollout halt with a mind bending press release that was entitled: “NBN Co takes customer experience improvement program to new levels” Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CORMANN AND FIFIELD REACH NEW DEPTHS OF NBN DELUSION - 19 NOVEMBER 2018

Mathias Cormann and Mitch Fifield, the infamous backers of Peter Dutton, today gave another out-of-touch assessment of their second-rate NBN and stated: “Shareholder Ministers welcomed the results which confirm the company’s solid performance across all metrics” Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD DUMPS HIS DUD CONSUMER AGENDA - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Mitch Fifield has today dumped his dud plans to abolish the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, a proposal roundly opposed by Labor, consumer groups and the telecommunications industry. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CONTENT REVIEW STUCK IN THE FIFIELD TRIANGLE - 15 NOVEMBER 2018

Today the Minister for Communications and the Arts, Senator Mitch Fifield, refused to comply with a Senate Order for Production of Documents to table the report of the Australian and Children’s Screen Content Review.  Continue reading