MEDIA RELEASE - SKY MUSTER WHOLESALE CHANGES LONG OVERDUE - 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Commmunications. After pushing for improvements in data allowance for Australians living in regional and rural parts of the country, Labor welcomes NBN Co’s long-awaited announcement regarding Sky Muster today. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON UNDERMINES ABC IN THE PACIFIC - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Scott Morrison has flagged yet another ill-considered move on international broadcasting by the Liberal Government that yet again demonstrates the contempt the Liberals have for the ABC. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ACCC ANNOUNCEMENT ON NINE-FAIRFAX MERGER - 8 NOVEMBER 2018

Labor is not surprised by today’s announcement that the ACCC will not oppose the Nine-Fairfax merger, and condemns the Liberal Government for junking the rule that prevented Australia’s already highly concentrated media market from getting even more concentrated. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - CHILDREN’S TV DRAMA IN DECLINE UNDER LIBERALS - 30 OCTOBER 2018

The Screen Australia Drama Report 2017/18, released today, shows expenditure on Children’s TV drama at well below the five-year average. Continue reading

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