Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Australia Network China deal puts pressure on Tony Abbott to keep his promise

The deal announced last week between the Australia Network and Shanghai Media Group will give the Australia Network the most extensive access to Chinese audiences by any Western broadcaster. The contract puts further pressure on the Abbott Government not to break another... read more...


Turnbull's NBN unfit for telehealth applications

The Coalition's second-rate NBN will be unable to guarantee clinical-grade videoconferencing, making it unsuitable for many telehealth applications, the Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare said today. NBN Co has started consulting with its wholesale customers on... read more...


Breaking election promises as easy as ABC

Today it has been revealed that Tony Abbott plans to break 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... read more...


Abbott's cuts mean Bendigo will get a second rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters 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. In another example of twisted priorities, Tony... read more...


One year since Liberal lie on NBN

Today is the first anniversary of the famous press conference that Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull did with the life size hologram of Sonny Bill Williams. At that Press Conference, the Prime Minister said: "Under the Coalition, by 2016...there will be minimum download... read more...


Abbott's cuts mean Western Australia will get a second rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare, Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland and Federal Member for Perth Alannah MacTiernan today met with Western Australians who will miss out on the real NBN and will have to rely on a second rate old copper... read more...


Build the NBN, don't wreck it

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today called on the Abbott Government to build the National Broadband Network instead of wrecking it. The Senate Select Committee on the National Broadband Network today tabled its interim report into the Government's Strategic... read more...


Experts agree that Australia Network is vital

Three of Australia's top businessmen, including the Prime Minister's own key business adviser, and a top Australian diplomat have joined the campaign to stop the Abbott Government breaking another election promise by cutting the Australia Network. The Australia Network is a... read more...


SBS cuts will hurt Australia's Ethnic Communities

In last week's Senate Estimates hearings, the SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid could not guarantee that Abbott Government cuts to the SBS budget would not affect SBS language services. "I would find it very difficult to imagine being able to absorb any material... read more...


ABC cuts will hurt Regional Australia

In last night's Senate Estimates hearings, ABC Managing Director Mark Scott could not guarantee that cuts to the ABC's budget would not affect ABC Regional Radio services. MARK SCOTT: ...I can give no guarantees that any services would be spared, including rural services if... read more...