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Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Illawarra residents demand answers on NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare, Federal Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird and Federal Member for Throsby Stephen Jones today called on the Abbott Government to tell the people of the Illawarra if they are going to get the real NBN or Tony Abbott's second rate... read more...


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...