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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Blundering Brandis should ask Malcolm 'inventor of the internet' Turnbull for help

Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus and Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today called on Tony Abbott to bring Malcolm Turnbull into discussions on the Government's controversial mandatory data retention plan. Labor is concerned that Attorney-General George... read more...


Internet Tax completes Tony Abbott's 'NO NEW TAXES' Lie-Fecta

Before the election Tony Abbott promised no new taxes – now we have a GP Tax, a Petrol Tax and today there are reports of a possible 'Internet tax.' Fairfax newspapers have reported that the Government is considering changes that would cost the telecommunications industry... read more...


Turnbull breaks another promise

It was revealed today that Malcolm Turnbull has broken yet another promise on the NBN. The terms of reference for the Vertigan report were released on the 12th of December. The terms of reference say the report would be finished in six months - in other words by the 12th of... read more...


Abbott must rule out more cuts to ABC and SBS

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today urged the Abbott Government to rule out more cuts to the ABC and the SBS. Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey have already cut more than $240 million from the budgets of the ABC and SBS with a promise of more to come following the... read more...


Malcolm Turnbull - dazed and confused

Malcolm Turnbull last night shot off a rambling blog arguing that he had never committed to passing 450,000 brownfields premises with fibre by the 30th of June this year. Again Malcolm Turnbull has got it wrong. And here is the video to prove it:... read more...


80 more victims of Tony Abbott's lies

The 80 people who have today lost their jobs at the ABC have become the latest victims of Tony Abbott's lies. 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... read more...


Turn bull into truth

Malcolm Turnbull today showed that his grasp of NBN rollout figures is about as good as his ability to count to 50%+1 in the party room. Disappointed to again be confined to the back half of Question Time so as not to outshine the lack-lustre Prime Minister, Turnbull... read more...


Abbott needs to come clean on ABC and SBS appointments

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare has today called on Tony Abbott to come clean and tell the Australian people if he or his office put pressure on the Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Ian Watt to appoint Janet Albrechtsen and Neil Brown to... read more...


Turnbull fails to meet his own NBN construction target

In November last year, Malcolm Turnbull said that 450,000 homes and businesses would be passed with fibre by the 30th of June 2014. Today it has been revealed that he has failed to meet this target. NBN Co has only managed to pass 381,146 premises – almost 70,000 short of... read more...


Turnbull over-promises but continues to under-deliver

TURNBULL OVER-PROMISES BUT CONTINUES TO UNDER-DELIVER Malcolm Turnbull continues to make promise after promise about the National Broadband Network but he is quickly developing a reputation as a Minister whose actions don't match his rhetoric. Yesterday it was revealed that... read more...