Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Labor will deliver the real fibre optic NBN in Perth

A Shorten Labor Government will roll out the real fibre NBN to more than 250,000 homes and businesses in Perth. Labor will direct NBN Co to roll out Fibre-to-the-Premises to homes and business in: Bayswater, Inglewood, Maylands, Bedford and parts of Menora and Mount... read more...


Labor's plan to fix Malcolm Turnbull's mess and build the NBN we need for the jobs of the future

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MPLEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONMEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONGTHE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONSMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND LABOR’S PLAN TO FIX MALCOLM TURNBULL’S MESS AND BUILD THE NBN WE NEED FOR THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE A Shorten Labor Government will... read more...


Labor's plan to engage students in interactive education

  A Shorten Labor Government will continue and expand the successful ABC Splash project – a free online library of videos, games and other digital resources for students and teachers. As any parent or teacher will tell you, technology is a powerful way to engage children in... read more...


Labor's plans for a more creative Australia

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MPLEADER OF THE OPPOSITIONMEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MPSHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERALSHADOW MINISTER FOR THE ARTSMEMBER FOR ISAACS THE HON JASON CLARE MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONSSHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCESMEMBER FOR BLAXLAND... read more...


Labor's commitment to Community Radio

THE HON JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND  THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMBER FOR SYDNEY THE HON ANTHONY... read more...


Giving Women's Sport the Attention it deserves

THE HON BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG   THE HON JASON CLARE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND   JIM CHALMERS MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND SUPERANNUATION SHADOW... read more...


Mobile Black Spot Programme

Labor supports the allocation of an additional $60 million to the Mobile Black Spot Programme. Labor supports action to reduce mobile blackspots, but like the Turnbull Government’s promise to deliver the NBN, the Mobile Black Spot Programme has over-promised and... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull's arrogance and incompetence have cost taxpayers billions

Malcolm Turnbull’s arrogance and incompetence have cost taxpayers billions of dollars in returns on their investment in the National Broadband Network. Malcolm Turnbull recklessly ignored advice in 2013 that switching to his second rate copper NBN would damage the rate of... read more...


Turnbull wields Abbott's axe at the ABC

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has suffered another cut at the hands of Malcolm Turnbull. This time, Mr Turnbull can’t blame Tony Abbott. In a Budget that is Liberal to its core, the ABC will be savagely cut again to go with the more than $250 million cuts suffered... read more...


Complaints about Malcolm Turnbull's Mess soar

Complaints about Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate copper NBN have soared in the suburbs where it has finally been switched on. The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman revealed yesterday that the top four suburbs in Australia for complaints in the March quarter were Toukley,... read more...