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

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