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

MEDIA RELEASE - WORLD CUP WOES ARE A TURNBULL ‘OWN GOAL’ - 18 JUNE 2018

Labor stands with Aussie football fans furious over the botched coverage of the FIFA World Cup. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LIBERALS SPELL END OF YOUR ABC - 17 JUNE 2018

It’s official: The Liberals do not support public broadcasting and want to sell-off the ABC.  Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL REVERSE TURNBULL’S UNFAIR CUTS TO THE ABC - 11 JUNE 2018

With The Hon Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition and Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications.  A Shorten Labor Government will reverse Turnbull’s $83.7 million unfair cut to the ABC, as well as guarantee funding certainty over the next ABC budget cycle. This will ensure our public broadcaster can meet its Charter requirements, safeguard jobs at the ABC, adapt to the digital media environment and maintain content and services that Australians trust and rely on. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SURVEY FINDS 1 IN 3 AUSTRALIANS WOULD DITCH TURNBULL’S SECOND-RATE NBN IF THEY COULD - 8 JUNE 2018

A new survey from finder.com.au has found more than 1 in 3 NBN users would switch back to their old internet service if they could. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR REJECTS NBNCO’S SWIPE AT ONLINE GAMERS - 5 JUNE 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. The NBNCo CEO’s singling out of online gamers as the predominant cause of congestion on the fixed-wireless network is both misguided and disappointing. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMMUNITY TV PREVAILS OVER TURNBULL'S POOR JUDGEMENT - 2 JUNE 2018

Labor welcomes the two year licence extension for Community Television (CTV) broadcasters in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, despite the eleventh hour nature of the reprieve. Continue reading