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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Petitioner Pyne plumbs new depths of hypocrisy

The Abbott Government's petitioner-in-chief, Christopher Pyne, has again displayed his hypocrisy over his Government's cuts to the ABC. After sitting around the Cabinet table and signing off on over half a billion dollars' worth of cuts to the ABC and SBS, Christopher Pyne... read more...


Government fails to deliver policy on internet piracy

After a year of promising to tackle internet piracy, the Abbott Government has still not developed a credible policy to deal with the problem. The Abbott Government has made it clear it doesn't understand the internet or its users. Senator Brandis demonstrated this with his... read more...


Another Liberal lie on NBN

NBN Co today confirmed that Tony Abbott was lying when he told Australians they would all get the NBN by the end of 2016. 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... read more...


Labor recognises service of outgoing NICTA CEO

Labor thanks the outgoing Chief Executive of National ICT Australia (NICTA), Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, for his service leading this outstanding organisation since 2010. NICTA is one of Australia's premier research organisations and plays a critical role in graduating a... read more...


Tony Abbott caught out lying again by Hansard

Tony Abbott has taken the art of lying about his broken promises to a whole new level in Question time today. On Monday the Prime Minister said: "We are applying an efficiency dividend to the ABC." On Sky News yesterday Malcolm Turnbull said: "It is not an efficiency... read more...


Turnbull admits Tony Abbott lied and also reveals Tony Abbott has misled Parliament

This afternoon Malcolm Turnbull has finally admitted that Tony Abbott lied to the Australian people. On Sky News he said: "Certainly there are cuts. He [Tony Abbott] said no cuts to the ABC or SBS. There are cuts to the ABC or SBS." He went on to admit: " Yes, that promise,... read more...


Front and backbench sell out their local communities on ABC cuts

No amount of hand-wringing, petitions, letters to Mark Scott or feigned outrage from Coalition MPs will change the fact they have ripped over half a billion dollars from the ABC and SBS after being elected on a promise not to cut the public broadcasters. All Coalition MPs are... read more...


Abbott Government reaches new heights of hypocrisy over ABC and SBS cuts

After Christopher Pyne set an already high bar for hypocrisy by creating his petition against cutting South Australian ABC TV production, National Party Senators at Estimates last night managed to soar over it by demanding that ABC regional radio be quarantined from the $504.4... read more...


ABC and SBS cuts equal half a billion lies

Malcolm Turnbull today confirmed that more than half a billion dollars would be ripped from the budget of the ABC and SBS despite the Prime Minister promising the Australian people that there would be "no cuts to the ABC or SBS". Speaking on SBS World News the night before... read more...


Novocastrians tell Turnbull: Give us the real NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare joined Sharon Claydon today to call on Malcolm Turnbull to stop treating the people of Newcastle like second-class citizens and to build the real NBN across the city. Newcastle will be amongst the first sites in the country to... read more...