MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES ACCC BROADBAND SPEED MONITORING REPORT - 29 MARCH 2018

Labor welcomes the positive news contained in the ACCC’s first broadband speed monitoring report. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - PM DODGES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HFC - 26 MARCH 2018

The Prime Minister’s bad day continued in Question Time today when he refused to answer questions about the future of his HFC rollout. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - FOXTEL TO DITCH TURNBULL’S HFC NETWORK - 16 MARCH 2018

According to reports today, Foxtel will ditch Malcolm Turnbull’s HFC network, with concerns about the network’s ongoing reliability reportedly playing a role. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S ‘TECHNOLOGY CHOICE’ PROGRAM IS A FARCE - 15 MARCH 2018

Last night at an NBN forum with Anthony Albanese and Michelle Rowland, Labor heard more stories about Australians being let down by Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘Technology Choice’ program. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN DUMPING HFC FOR MORE COPPER - 9 MARCH 2018

Senate scrutiny has revealed NBN began dumping some of its HFC footprint for copper as early as October 2017 – only fifty days after the release of its Corporate Plan, and a month before the public announcement that the HFC rollout was being halted due to ongoing dropouts and unreliable service. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT FAILS TO ADVANCE AUSTRALIA AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - 2 MARCH 2018

Labor is deeply concerned at a CommsDay report out of Barcelona today about the lack of Australian official attendance at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - SUPPORT GROWS FOR LABOR’S CALL FOR NBN SERVICE LEVELS REFORM - 22 FEBRUARY 2018

Following calls by Labor and the NBN Joint Standing Committee for improved wholesale NBN service levels, the ACCC announced in November 2017 that it would commence a long overdue public inquiry. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LEGISLATION TO CRIMINALISE IMAGE-BASED ABUSE PASSES SENATE - 14 FEBRUARY 2018

Two years after Labor first introduced a Private Member’s Bill to criminalise image-based abuse online, the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017 has passed its first hurdle in the Senate. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN MULTI-TECHNOLOGY MIX REACHES NEW DEPTHS OF CONFUSION - 13 FEBRUARY 2018

In the latest bizarre twist, the NBNCo CEO was quoted this morning by CommsDay as saying he is considering building a 5G wireless network to bypass parts of the copper NBN that are unreliable or corroding. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TAXPAYERS COULD BE UP FOR A $450 MILLION BLOWOUT ON THE HFC ROLLOUT - 12 FEBRUARY 2018

According to NBNCo’s half year results, taxpayers are looking at a further $450 million cost blowout on the HFC network. Continue reading