Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

One year since Abbott's "no cuts to the ABC and SBS" lie

Today marks one year since Tony Abbott stared down the barrel of a camera in Penrith and lied to Australians about his plans for the ABC and SBS. Speaking on SBS News the night before the election, Tony Abbott said: "No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no change to... read more...


Leaked documents show Labor's NBN can be rolled out cheaper and quicker

Labor's superfast NBN can be rolled out cheaper and quicker than Malcolm Turnbull has claimed, according to leaked documents revealed in The Age today. Leaked documents from NBN Co, dated last month, reveal that in Melton, Victoria, NBN Co has rolled out... read more...


Barnaby's buck backs fibre broadband

NSW Nationals MP and Barnaby Joyce's understudy in Armidale, Adam Marshall has given a passionate endorsement of Labor's fibre-to-the-premises National Broadband Network. Speaking in the Armidale Independent today, Mr Marshall said: "We have a huge advantage in Armidale over... read more...


Jobs for the boys, bonuses for the boys and contracts for the boys

Malcolm Turnbull's mates are the big winners from his 11 months in charge of the NBN. It was revealed on Friday that NBN Co has doubled its spending on advisory fees in the last year as a result of Malcolm Turnbull putting his mates in charge of a number reviews focused on... read more...


Even NBN Co CEO thinks Malcolm's mates' report is rubbish

NBN Co Chief Executive Officer Bill Morrow has undermined the credibility of Malcolm's mates' cost benefit analysis questioning the dodgy assumptions that underpin it. In a crushing blow to the credibility of the report written by former Malcolm Turnbull staff and some of... read more...


Melbourne's West demand answers on NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts today called on the Abbott Government to tell the people of Melbourne's west if they are going to get the real NBN or Tony Abbott's second rate version and when they are going to get it. Most... read more...


Turnbull broadband review a threat to the bush

Malcolm Turnbull's Cost-Benefit Analysis into the National Broadband Network will strike fear into the hearts of families and businesses across rural and regional Australia. Mr Turnbull's review – written by former advisers and former staff of Mr Turnbull – concludes the best... read more...


New data reveals NBN rollout slows down again

It has been revealed today that Malcolm Turnbull's roll-out of the NBN is even slower than previously thought. In the 10 weeks prior to the election, the NBN rollout was passing an average of 4,290 brownfields premises per week. Yesterday it was revealed that under Malcolm... read more...


Another report from Malcolm's mates = another broken promise

In a shocking surprise, the $2 million cost-benefit analysis commissioned by Malcolm Turnbull, written by former staff of Malcolm Turnbull and former advisers to Malcolm Turnbull has concluded...that Malcolm Turnbull is right! In Opposition, Mr Turnbull promised an... read more...


Turnbull NBN roll-out still too slow

Malcolm Turnbull's roll-out of the NBN is still too slow. In the 10 weeks prior to the election, the NBN rollout was passing an average of 4,290 brownfields premises per week. During the last 10 weeks, that average has plummeted to only 3,631 premises per week. As revealed... read more...