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

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD NOT FIT MINISTER FOR OUR ABC - 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Scott Morrison needs to act and move Senator Mitch Fifield out of the role of Minister for Communications, with Fifield’s fingerprints all over the political interference scandal at the ABC. Senator Mitch Fifield’s role as minister responsible for the ABC is untenable. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - MORRISON MUST RULE OUT ABC AND SBS MERGER - 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

The Liberals have taken another step towards the end of the ABC and SBS as we know them, with Scott Morrison failing to rule out merging the ABC and SBS. Continue reading

STATEMENT - JUSTIN MILNE - 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

This morning Labor said that it had no confidence in ABC Chairman Justin Milne. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL SEEK SENATE INQUIRY INTO LIBERAL INTERFERENCE WITH ABC - 26 SEPTEMBER 2018

After astonishing allegations of intervention in staffing and editorial decisions of Australia’s national broadcaster, Labor will be moving to establish a Senate Inquiry into the Liberal Government’s political interference at the ABC. Continue reading

STATEMENT - MICHELLE GUTHRIE - 24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Labor acknowledges the independent decision of the ABC Board in relation to the departure of Michelle Guthrie as Managing Director. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - ENCRYPTION BILL PROCESS SHOULD NOT BE RUSHED - 20 SEPTEMBER 2018

Joint with Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for National Security and Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Human Services and Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy. The government has introduced its encryption bill into Parliament this morning only 10 days since submissions to its exposure draft closed, and without releasing a public response to stakeholders. This is unacceptable. Continue reading