MEDIA RELEASE - NBN REVENUE FORECASTS DESIGNED WITH ONE THING IN MIND: SPIN - 15 AUGUST 2018

Serious questions remain as to whether the 2017-18 revenue target in the 2018 NBN Corporate Plan was set low in order to spin a public relations coup for the Turnbull Government upon release of the full year NBN financial results this Thursday. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR REQUESTS ANAO AUDIT OF NBN CORPORATE PLAN - 27 JULY 2018

Federal Labor has written to the Auditor-General, requesting an independent assessment of key assumptions underpinning the medium and long-term financials of the NBN. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - STATEMENT ON NINE/FAIRFAX MERGER - 26 JULY 2018

Labor notes the announcement that Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment propose to merge their print, TV, radio and online businesses to create the largest single commercial media entity in Australia. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - S&P ISSUES SCATHING ASSESSMENT OF TURNBULL’S MULTI-TECHNOLOGY NBN MESS - 25 JULY 2018

With Shadow Minister for Finance, Dr Jim Chalmers MP.  The Turnbull Government must today clarify its position on an NBN write-down, following a scathing assessment by Standard & Poor’s of the multi-technology mix. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - HAPPY 21 MILLION METRES MALCOLM! - 18 JULY 2018

There has never been a better time to be a supplier of copper at the expense of the Australian taxpayer. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES TELCO INDUSTRY PROPOSAL TO EXPAND COMPLAINTS REPORTING - 10 JULY 2018

Labor welcomes an industry proposal to expand the scope of Complaints in Context reporting, which reports on the number of new complaints for a retailer as a proportion of their services in operation. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR MEMBERS VOTE TO NEVER PRIVATISE THE ABC - 3 JULY 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications.  At its State Conference today, NSW Labor voted unanimously in support of a motion that Labor will never privatise the ABC. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TO ESTABLISH NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE - 25 JUNE 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications.  Labor will deliver a better experience for NBN consumers with a plan to establish an NBN Service Guarantee that will set regulated timeframes and wholesale service standards for: Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR’S NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE – DELIVERING BETTER PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS - 24 JUNE 2018

With The Hon Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition.  A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australian small businesses and households get a fairer go by establishing penalties on NBNCo for underperformance – allowing for consumer compensation if their NBN experience isn’t up to scratch. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT TELSTRA WORKERS THROUGH JOBS PLAN - 20 JUNE 2018

With Brendan Connor MP, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Employment Services and Workforce Participation. Today’s reports that Telstra will be making 8,000 workers redundant exposes the Turnbull Government’s complete lack of a jobs plan for Australian workers. Continue reading