Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


245,000 Australians tell Tony Abbott to keep his promise

Before the last election Tony Abbott promised there would be "no cuts to the ABC". This week GetUp have delivered Members of Parliament a petition signed by 245,000 Australians calling on Tony Abbott not to break his promise by making cuts to the ABC. This is an issue of... read more...


Abbott's cuts mean many Woodcroft and Doonside residents will get a second rate NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare last night joined Member for Chifley Ed Husic at a public meeting in Woodcroft to discuss the concerns residents have with the NBN roll out in their local area. Under Labor all homes and businesses in Woodcroft and Doonside would... read more...


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

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Federal Member for Wakefield Nick Champion 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 Abbott has... read more...


Slow progress on Telstra renegotiation

Malcolm Turnbull appears to be having more difficulty with the renegotiation of NBN Co's deal with Telstra than he thought he would. In Opposition, Malcolm Turnbull said the renegotiation of the Definitive Agreements with Telstra would be quick. It is now eight months this... read more...