MEDIA RELEASE - THE FIFIELD WEATHERVANE STRIKES AGAIN! - 13 SEPTEMBER 2018

Mitch Fifield appears to be suffering post-spill memory loss – embracing the NBNCo backdown on service levels as a “win for consumers” despite the Government lodging a submission with the ACCC in March 2018 opposing that very step. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES NBNCO BACKDOWN ON WHOLESALE SERVICE LEVELS - 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

Labor welcomes the announcement that the ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from NBN Co to improve wholesale service levels. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES NBNCO REVERSAL ON UNMONITORED MEDICAL ALARMS - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018

Joint with Catherine King MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare. Labor welcomes the decision by NBNCo to reverse its stance and make assistance available to NBN consumers using unmonitored medical alarms. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - STATEMENT ON DEPARTURE OF BILL MORROW - 31 AUGUST 2018

There are few leadership roles in this country as testing as NBNCo CEO. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - THE NBN CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER THREE YEARS UNDER THE LIBERALS - 31 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. The Liberals’ second-rate NBN is on life support, with today’s $2 billion NBN cost blowout nothing short of a disaster. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - DIGITAL DIVIDE CONTINUES TO WIDEN UNDER LIBERALS - 30 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy Labor remains deeply concerned about evidence of growing inequality as reported in the Australian Digital Inclusion Index 2018, released this week.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD: FRESH OUT OF IDEAS FOR COMMUNICATIONS - 28 AUGUST 2018

Today the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government doubled down on its damaging record on the NBN and ABC by reinstating Senator Mitch Fifield as Minister for Communications. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NEW REPORT SHOWS FIFIELD’S NBN A NIGHTMARE FOR SMALL BUSINESS - 27 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Chris Bowen MP, Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Small Business.  A new report from the Australian Communications & Media Authority reveals 42 per cent of small and medium businesses have complained to the NBN or their retail provider about poor service during connection. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - APPOINTMENT OF NEW NBNCO CEO - 22 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance. Labor does not consider the appointment of a permanent NBNCo CEO this close to the election to be appropriate, particularly given the dysfunctional state of the Turnbull Government. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FIFIELD’S CLAIM THAT REGIONAL PRICE HIKE WAS “UNDER CONSULTATION” IS FALLING APART - 20 AUGUST 2018

Joint with Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications.  Within the space of 24 hours, Mitch Fifield’s claim that the regional broadband price hike was under consultation has fallen apart at the seams. Continue reading