Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


Abbott's NBN Broken Promise leaves Tasmanian's Stranded

In an embarrassing spectacle in Tasmania today, Prime Minister Tony Abbott dodged question after question on his broken promise to roll out superfast broadband across the state. In a farcical press conference with Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman – a big supporter of... read more...


Even Tasmanian Liberal Leader wants Labor's NBN

Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman has admitted the Federal Liberal Government's betrayal of the people of Tasmania on the NBN could cost him the Tasmanian election. At a press conference he was caught on a boom microphone speaking to one of his MPs about Malcolm... read more...


272,000 Australians tell Abbott they want Labor's NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today presented to Parliament the signatures of 272,000 Australians who want the Liberal Party to build Labor's NBN instead of the second rate network they are proposing. Before the election, the Liberal Party promised to build a... read more...


Tasmanians the latest victims of Liberal Lies

Tasmanians are the latest to be deceived by a broken promise from the Liberal Party. Before the election Malcolm Turnbull said a Liberal Government would honour existing contracts to roll Fibre-to-the-Premises broadband out right across Tasmania. He said: "the alternative... read more...


Tony Abbott about to break another election promise

Tony Abbott's attack on the ABC is a premeditated plan to break another election promise. Today it has been revealed that Tony Abbott plans to cut $223 million from the ABC's budget. Before the election Tony Abbott promised hand on heart "there will be no cut to the... read more...


Proof Coalition is slowing NBN rollout

Evidence at the Senate Select Committee on the NBN today confirmed that construction will slow dramatically over the next six months. The NBN rollout is currently passing 5000 premises per week. In evidence before the Senate Select Committee today NBN Co Chairman Ziggy... read more...


Government breaks another election promise

The Abbott government has today broken one of the most important promises it made before the election. Before the election, the Prime Minister said: "Under the Coalition, by 2016...there will be minimum download speeds of 25 megabits... We will deliver a minimum of... read more...


The real NBN Strategic Review released

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today released the real Strategic Review of the Coalition's second rate NBN plan. This is the secret advice handed to Malcolm Turnbull in his first few weeks in the job. "This document is an unadulterated, uncensored and... read more...


Abbott vs Bernardi on cuts to the ABC

Extreme right wing Senator Cory Bernardi today called for the ABC's budget to be cut. Yesterday, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had "no plans" to cut the ABC. The opposition will hold the Prime Minister to account for this promise. If the Government cuts... read more...