Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Portfolio Media Releases

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...


D-Day for Coalition's dud broadband

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare today said it is D-Day for the Coalition's dud broadband policy. The Coalition promised that if elected they would conduct a 60-day strategic review. It is now more than 80 days since the election. It is time for the Government... read more...


More damning evidence about Malcolm Turnbull's dud NBN

Today the Senate Select Committee on the NBN uncovered more damning evidence about the Abbott Government's second rate NBN plan. This comes on the back of revelations in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age today that NBN Co had provided secret advice that the Coalition's... read more...


Abbott Government set to break another election promise

Today the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age revealed secret advice from NBN Co to the Abbott Government that shows their second rate NBN plan is inadequate, poorly planned and unlikely to be completed on time. The Abbott Government's dodgy NBN plan is a second rate,... read more...


Coalition's slower NBN will 'make less money'

The Departments of Finance and Communications revealed today that there will be a major revenue hole in the Government's alternative NBN plan. "The Government has focused exclusively on the cost of constructing the NBN, and has ignored the issue of revenues NBN Co can earn,"... read more...


Turnbull's NBN cuts leave Brisbane Northside residents in limbo

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Federal Member for Lilley Wayne Swan today met with residents in Nundah, some of the 10,500 locals wiped off the NBN rollout map by the Coalition Government. Last month the Coalition Government took 10,500 Northside... read more...


Turnbull's NBN cuts leave Central Coast residents in limbo

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Senator for New South Wales Deborah O'Neill today met with residents in Tascott, some of 16,900 locals wiped off the NBN rollout map by the Coalition Government. "A number of residents have called and spoken to me at... read more...


Turnbull's NBN cuts leave Illawarra residents in limbo and workers out of a job

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare, Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird and Member for Throsby Stephen Jones today met with residents in Horsley, who are just some of 29,000 locals wiped off the NBN rollout map by the Coalition Government. "Countless... read more...


Turnbull breaks another promise: More secrecy from a government that refuses to answer questions or release documents

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull's commitment to transparency in Government has failed to survive the first parliamentary sitting week. In opposition Mr Turnbull said: "We will be completely transparent." Yesterday Mr Turnbull's Department quietly updated its website... read more...