TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC DRIVE MELBOURNE - TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC DRIVE MELBOURNE TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017 SUBJECTS: AFP raids, Turnbull’s NBN Crisis, High Court decision JOURNALIST: Stephen Jones has kindly agreed to speak to us from Labor. He is their Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Good afternoon. STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Good morning, Raf. Good to be with you. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA TUESDAY, 24 OCTOBER 2017 SUBJECTS: NBN, Health Reform   STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Good morning. What Australians want from Malcolm Turnbull today, more than anything, is a bit of humility. An apology for why he has got their NBN services so wrong. What they don’t need is another lecture from the Prime Minister about why every decision he has taken is right. What they want is an apology for why their phone services aren’t working. Why their internet services aren’t working. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017 SUBJECTS: Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman annual report STEPHEN JONES, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Good morning everyone. This morning, the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has released its latest report. It’s a damning indictment of the industry and the way the Government is handling the rollout of the NBN. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS

E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS SUBJECTS: NBN Rollout in Regional Australia JOURNALIST: There’s been much talk about the NBN. This is one of Australia’s biggest infrastructure projects in history and we know there was a difference in policy at the last election about whether it should be fibre-to-the-home or fibre-to-the-node and how much this is going to cost. Well it’s in the tens of billions of dollars and we have seen reports, anecdotally at least, of problems up and down the east coast and right across Australia. Continue reading

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - ROCKHAMPTON - THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2017

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CAWARRAL, QUEENSLAND THURSDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2017  SUBJECTS: TURNBULL GOVERNMENT’S NBN  MURRAY WATT, LABOR SENATOR FOR QUEENSLAND: It’s great to be in Cawarral today with our Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones; our State Member for Keppel, Brittany Lauga, and Hannah, who is a local mum who has had some problems with the NBN. I’ll hand over to Hannah, firstly, who will speak and then we will have a bit of a chat. Continue reading

ABC RADIO INTERVIEW: NBN FRUSTRATIONS

LEON COMPTON, JOURNALIST: The internet and to the NBN more generally has been a much discussed topic on this program and around Tasmania over the last decade or so. People are incredibly frustrated by the promises of the NBN and then the service that was ultimately delivered. It turns out that many internet service providers are just flat out misleading the community about the sorts of services that they’re promising to deliver and then the reality of what you pay for when it gets there. They’re promising speeds that you might get at 3am on a Tuesday morning but at no other time. What should we do about it? To the NBN in Tasmania more generally, Stephen Jones is the Labor Member for Whitlam and a Shadow Minister responsible for the National Broadband Network and Stephen Jones is in Tasmania today having a look around for his party. Stephen Jones good morning to you. Continue reading

Barnaby Joyce's Citizenship Shambles

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC RADIO ILLAWARRA TUESDAY, 15 AUGUST 2017 SUBJECT: Barnaby Joyce TONY ARTHUR:  The opposition was giving it to the government yesterday in question time, but it looks like the government is going to turn that around and retaliate against Labor's attempts to exploit the crisis over the deputy Prime Minister. So is Labor on solid ground? Stephen Jones is the federal member for Whitlam. Stephen Jones, good morning. STEPHEN JONES: Good morning. Good to be with you.   Continue reading

ABC INTERVIEW: HATE SPEECH & MARRIAGE EQUALITY

NICK RHEINBERGER :  It is alleged by the government that there are strongly held, sincere options on both sides, that’s fair enough. And that we can a peaceful debate. On the other hand we've seen people like Penny Wong saying it's going to whip up hatred, this whole debate, this whole postal plebiscite. We've seen it just yesterday with the Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones, who was one of the major proponents of same-sex marriage legislation for quite some time. On his twitter feed yesterday he put up a pretty disturbing piece of what he called 'fan mail'. And he is here with us now at 96.3 ABC Illawarra. Stephen Jones, good morning. Continue reading