Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Labor's NBN satellite service now available

Labor’s NBN satellite service is now available for Australians living in rural and remote Australia. The first of two NBN satellites, commissioned and contracted under the previous Labor Government, was successfully launched into orbit on 1 October 2015. The second satellite... read more...


Labor will deliver fibre NBN to West Coast

A Shorten Labor Government will build a fibre NBN link to the West Coast of Tasmania, connecting Queenstown, Rosebery and Zeehan to fibre. This will reverse Mr Turnbull’s sneaky and unfair decision to rip the West Coast of Tasmania off the fibre NBN map and instead provide... read more...


More Leaks, More Delays - Malcolm Turnbull's copper NBN in meltown

Two more leaked documents released today confirm that Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN is significantly behind schedule. These delays mean hundreds of thousands of Australians are still waiting for the NBN that Malcolm Turnbull promised them they would have by now. The... read more...


Thanks Malcolm - Australia dives from 30th to 60th in the world for internet speeds

Australia has crashed in the global broadband rankings – again. Less than three years ago when Malcolm Turnbull changed course on the National Broadband Network Australia was ranked 30th in the world for average peak connection speed. Today we are ranked 60th. Australia’s... read more...


Another week, another Leak: Turnbull's ego denies millions of Australians faster internet speeds

Malcolm Turnbull has let his ego get in the way of faster internet speeds for millions of Australians according to yet another leaked document from inside NBN Co. The secret brief to NBN Co’s Chief Technology Officer reveals that the cost of rolling fibre all the way to the... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull has failed North West Tasmania

Speaking in Devonport, Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare said Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN roll out in Tasmania has been plagued by delays, cost blowouts and broken promises. "Before the election, Malcolm Turnbull promised Tasmanians that he would “honour”... read more...