Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Labor seeks community and industry input on media reform

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today said the Federal Opposition would consult with industry and the general public on proposals put forward by the Government in the discussion paper, Media Control and Ownership. The discussion paper canvasses a... read more...


Only 86,000 to go Malcolm

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today congratulated NBN Co on passing the lowball target of 357,000 premises passed by fibre by 30 June. In November last year Malcolm Turnbull said 450,000 brownfields premises would be passed by fibre by the end of June." [1]... read more...


Turnbull will not release secret cuts review

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull today told the Parliament that he would not release the secret review that is telling him what to cut out of the ABC and SBS. Despite the fact that the Prime Minister has clearly broken his promise from the night before the election... read more...


Turnbull fails to rule out Mirabella as next SBS chief

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull today failed to rule out the rumoured appointment of his former frontbench colleague Sophie Mirabella as the next Chairman of the SBS board. Ms Mirabella has reportedly been a frequent attendee at SBS functions in recent months and the... read more...


Turnbull lies again

Malcolm Turnbull lied to the Parliament again today. Mr Turnbull was responding to another question from his own side and again the Minister replaced facts with an outright lie. Mr Turnbull claimed the peak funding of the NBN needs to be "provided, serviced or guaranteed in... read more...


Peppa Pig roasted by Abbott's budget porkies

Peppa Pig may have become the latest victim of Tony Abbott's budget of broken promises, it was revealed today. When asked whether Peppa Pig was safe from Tony Abbott's axe, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott could give no guarantee. In a worrying development, unconfirmed... read more...


Turnbull lies to Parliament on NBN

Malcolm Turnbull lied to the Parliament today. Mr Turnbull was responding to a question from his own side asking what impact the NBN makes to Government debt. The Minister replaced facts with an outright lie. Mr Turnbull claimed that his revised NBN "would be over $30... read more...


Abbott's cuts mean Sunshine Coast will get a second rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Senator Claire Moore today met with local residents who will miss out on the real NBN and will have to rely on a second rate old copper system. Tony Abbott has pulled the plug on homes and businesses right across the Sunshine... read more...


CUTTING THE AUSTRALIA NETWORK IS A BROKEN PROMISE

Tony Abbott's $200 million Budget cut to the ABC's Australia Network is a clear broken promise. The ABC was funded to run the Australia Network. So a cut to the Australia Network is a cut to the ABC. Before the election Tony Abbott promised hand on heart there would be no... read more...


$232 MILLION CUT TO THE ABC = A BROKEN PROMISE

Tony Abbott has broken his promise that there would be no cuts to the ABC. On the night before the 2013 Federal Election Tony Abbott promised on SBS News: "No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to pensions, no change to the GST and no cuts to the ABC or SBS."... read more...