Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

Speech: Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015

I rise to speak on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015. This bill's moniker or informal title is 'Vertigan One'. It is the first of two bills that we understand the Government will introduce to implement the recommendations... read more...


Speech: Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015

I have to ask the question - What does this government have to hide? Seriously—what does the government have to hide? What is it worried about here that it is willing to take this bill back to the House in trying to remove these provisions from the bill? Just so everyone... read more...


Speech: Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 and the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015

I rise to speak on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 and the Telecommunications (Numbering Charges) Amendment Bill 2015. The value of these bills, although useful, shouldn’t be overstated. As I have said before in relation to... read more...


Speech: The latest mess Malcolm Turnbull has made of the NBN

MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE  HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENT HOUSEWEDNESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 2016 *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** Malcolm Turnbull has had one job for the last two and a half years and that is to build the NBN, and he has made a mess of it. Any objective... read more...


Speech: Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015

It is a privilege to rise on this important piece of legislation, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Radio) Bill 2015, which relates to digital radio and digital radio reform. Digital radio has been a reality for Australians since 2009. On 1 July 2009 commercial... read more...


Speech - National Redress Scheme

There’s a new movie out in January called Spotlight. It is based on a true story. A story of six brave and relentless journalists at the Boston Globe who through their work uncovered and exposed some of the most appalling crimes committed and kept secret for up to 75 years.... read more...


A Digital Banana Republic? Global Competitiveness in the Digital Age

THE MCKELL INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SYDNEY 23 OCTOBER 2015   A Digital Banana Republic? Global Competitiveness in the Digital Age   In 1980 Lee Kuan Yew said we would become the “poor white trash” of Asia if we didn’t reform - if we didn’t open up our... read more...


Matter of Public Importance - NBN

Mr CLARE (Blaxland) (15:15): In his first press conference as Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull said that he wanted to take the same approach to governing Australia as he did to the NBN. That statement alone should fill the people of Australia with dread. There is a myth in... read more...


CommsDay Melbourne Congress - “The MTM—Malcolm Turnbull’s Mess"

  Thanks Petroc.  And thanks Grahame and the team at CommsDay for inviting me to speak today. It’s great to be back at another CommsDay Conference.  This is the sixth I have spoken at in the last two years.  The first was an NBN Rebooted Conference in late 2013 – just... read more...


Matter of Public Importance - NBN

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold, and the Prime Minister has waited a very, very long time to get his revenge. It is almost six years now since he was brought down by the former Prime Minister in a leadership spill late in the year, almost in the dead of night,... read more...