Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

Commission of Audit wrong on Australia Post

Australia Post is an important Government service. Australia Post outlets already provide a number of important Government services and can do even more. Labor supports expanding the number of Government services provided at Post Office's where practical and in the public... read more...


Community broadcasting targeted by Tony Abbott

The Abbott Government's Commission of Audit has targeted the community broadcasting sector, telling the Government to abolish the Community Broadcasting Program. Abolishing the Community Broadcasting Program would see community radio and television stations across Australia... read more...


Cutting the Australia Network = A Broken Promise

If Tony Abbott accepts the advice of his Commission of Audit to cut funding from the Australia Network, he will be breaking an election promise. 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 cuts... read more...


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...