MEDIA RELEASE - LATEST FAKE NEWS FROM THE LIBERALS: THEY’RE *NOT* CUTTING THE ABC - 31 MAY 2018

After lying to the Australian people about whether they would cut the ABC’s budget, the Liberals are now denying that they are, once again, cutting the ABC’s budget. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO “NO CUTS TO THE ABC” MALCOLM? - 9 MAY 2018

This Budget lays bare the utter contempt the Liberals and Nationals have for the Australian people and the ABC services they trust and rely on. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - COMMENTS BY NBN CEO SHOW FIFIELD HAS MORE QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ON HFC - 27 APRIL 2018

According to an article published in the Australian newspaper this morning, the outgoing NBN CEO has taken a swipe at Malcolm Turnbull’s multi-technology mess as the key driver of consumer complaints. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR CALLS FOR COMMUNITY CONSULTATION ON NRS TENDER - 26 APRIL 2018

With Carol Brown MP, Shadow Minister for Disability and Carers Labor calls on the Turnbull Government to engage in genuine consultation with consumer groups and the National Relay Service (NRS) community on any proposed changes being considered as part of the current tender process, to ensure there is no diminution of access. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL’S HFC BUNGLE SEES NBN ACTIVATION RATES DECLINE SHARPLY - AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE - 19 APRIL 2018

The latest weekly progress report shows NBN brownfield activations have hit their lowest levels over the past thirty reporting weeks. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WELCOMES AUDA REVIEW FINDINGS – BUT KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT DIRECT REGISTRATION REMAIN UNANSWERED - 18 APRIL 2018

With Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for Digital Economy. Labor welcomes the findings outlined in the review of .au Domain Administration (auDA) and will work through the recommendations in consultation with stakeholders. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS HOW CLUELESS THE LIBERALS ARE ON THE DIGITAL ECONOMY - 17 APRIL 2018

With Ed Husic, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy. Labor welcomes the research referred to today by the NBN CEO, showing a snapshot of benefits high-speed broadband can deliver to the Australian economy. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - DELAY IN CONSUMER SAFEGUARDS REVIEW A PRODUCT OF TURNBULL’S NBN SPIN MACHINE - 17 APRIL 2018

On the same day it was revealed that NBN complaints to the TIO surged by 204 per cent, the Turnbull Government has scrambled to announce a review — of the same consumer safeguards it promised to review back in 2016! Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - NBN COMPLAINTS TO OMBUDSMAN SOAR BY 204 PER CENT OVER 2017 - 17 APRIL 2018

With Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. It was not too long ago that the Turnbull Government declared 2017 would be the ‘year of the customer’. Continue reading

MEDIA RELEASE - TURNBULL ON THE DEFENSIVE OVER 5G AND THE NBN - 16 APRIL 2018

Malcolm Turnbull was falling over himself last week when asked about the competitive threat posed by 5G to his second-rate copper network. Continue reading