Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Proper scrutiny of proposed data retention scheme

PROPER SCRUTINY OF PROPOSED DATA RETENTION SCHEME Labor has requested that the Government defer debate on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill until 2015 to give adequate time for a thorough consultation process to occur. This... read more...


Senate directs Turnbull to come out of the Kremlin

In Opposition Malcolm Turnbull liked to say that NBN Co was "more secretive than the Kremlin." But in Government he has taken up residence in Red Square. In Opposition he introduced a private member's bill demanding that NBN Co release its Corporate Plan. In Government he... read more...


Proposed data retention laws should be subject to thorough consultation

The Federal Opposition today called on the Government to publicly release an exposure draft of its legislation to require the mandatory retention of metadata for up to two years. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security unanimously recommended in May... read more...


Serious questions about the Government's decision to appoint Liberal donor as SBS Chairman

The Government's decision to appoint prominent Liberal Party donor Nihal Gupta as SBS Chairman raises serious questions about the Government's commitment to the SBS and its future. Labor understands and values the critical role the SBS plays in the promotion of social... read more...


SBS Chairmanship should not be a reward for Liberal Party fundraising

Reports that the Abbott Government is set to appoint prominent Liberal Party donor Nihal Gupta to the vacant SBS Chairman's position over candidates eminently more qualified and preferred by the independent nominations panel are shocking. In an outrageous demonstration of... read more...


Memo to Malcolm: The future is here, build the NBN

Statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today demonstrate that the reliance of Australians on the internet is growing by the day, providing more evidence that Australia will be left behind if Malcolm Turnbull's second-rate copper NBN gets the green light.... read more...


NBN Co more secretive than the Kremlin under Turnbull

Before the election Malcolm Turnbull described NBN Co as "more secretive than the Kremlin." Since the election Malcolm Turnbull must have moved NBN Co from the Kremlin into Area 51 because today it was revealed that secrecy has become the norm under the Abbott Government.... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull admits the Prime Minister is a liar

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull this morning called Tony Abbott a liar on national television. Speaking on SBS News the night before the election, Tony Abbott said: "No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to... read more...


Malcolm's mates release another dodgy report

Look at what has just fallen off the back of a truck. Later tonight, Malcolm Turnbull will release another report into the NBN—the National Broadband Network Market and Regulatory Report. This one recommends: • a new tax on developers that will be passed on to homeowners... read more...


NBN Co Chief confirms Turnbull and the truth don't mix

NBN Co confirmed on Friday that the cost and timeframe of rolling out fibre-to-the-premises, Labor's version of the NBN, is going down not up. When asked if there were reductions in the cost of rolling out fibre to the premises, NBN Co CEO Mr Bill Morrow said: "Absolutely. I... read more...