Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

People in the bush may pay more for Malcolm's NBN

NBN Co CEO Mr Bill Morrow confirmed on Friday that if companies like TPG are allowed to cherry-pick and continue building broadband networks in the city then people in the bush may have to pay more for the NBN. When asked if NBN Co, to deal with revenues lost from cherry... read more...


Hidden Corporate Plan is another broken promise on the NBN

It was confirmed today in the Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network, that Malcolm Turnbull has been hiding the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan from the Australian people. NBN Co CEO Mr Bill Morrow today confirmed that the NBN Co Corporate Plan has been... read more...


Turnbull's 'Barry Crocker' on copper

To build his second rate NBN Malcolm Turnbull needs to get access to Telstra's old copper network. In Opposition, Malcolm Turnbull said the negotiations with Telstra to get access to their old copper network would be "quick". In February this year he said these negotiations... read more...


A year of broken promises on the NBN

The first year of the Abbott Government has been full of broken promises on the National Broadband Network. Before the election, the Prime Minister said – "Under the Coalition, by 2016...there will be minimum download speeds of 25 megabits... We will deliver a minimum of 25... read more...


One year since Abbott's "no cuts to the ABC and SBS" lie

Today marks one year since Tony Abbott stared down the barrel of a camera in Penrith and lied to Australians about his plans for the ABC and SBS. Speaking on SBS News the night before the election, Tony Abbott said: "No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to... read more...


Leaked documents show Labor's NBN can be rolled out cheaper and quicker

Labor's superfast NBN can be rolled out cheaper and quicker than Malcolm Turnbull has claimed, according to leaked documents revealed in The Age today. Leaked documents from NBN Co, dated last month, reveal that in Melton, Victoria, NBN Co has rolled out... read more...


Barnaby's buck backs fibre broadband

NSW Nationals MP and Barnaby Joyce's understudy in Armidale, Adam Marshall has given a passionate endorsement of Labor's fibre-to-the-premises National Broadband Network. Speaking in the Armidale Independent today, Mr Marshall said: "We have a huge advantage in Armidale over... read more...


Jobs for the boys, bonuses for the boys and contracts for the boys

Malcolm Turnbull's mates are the big winners from his 11 months in charge of the NBN. It was revealed on Friday that NBN Co has doubled its spending on advisory fees in the last year as a result of Malcolm Turnbull putting his mates in charge of a number reviews focused on... read more...


Even NBN Co CEO thinks Malcolm's mates' report is rubbish

NBN Co Chief Executive Officer Bill Morrow has undermined the credibility of Malcolm's mates' cost benefit analysis questioning the dodgy assumptions that underpin it. In a crushing blow to the credibility of the report written by former Malcolm Turnbull staff and some of... read more...


Melbourne's West demand answers on NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts today called on the Abbott Government to tell the people of Melbourne's west if they are going to get the real NBN or Tony Abbott's second rate version and when they are going to get it. Most... read more...