Regional inequality and the Illawarra

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC ILLAWARRA BREAKFAST THURSDAY, 15 DECEMBER 2016 SUBJECTS: Regional inequality and the Illawarra MELINDA JAMES, HOST: Scott Morrison has told the Productivity Commission, to look into as a matter of urgency the regions and towns that will be hardest hit as the mining investment boom ends. I’m joined now by Stephen Jones who is the Federal Member for Whitlam here locally, and also the Shadow Minister for Regional Services. Stephen Jones, good morning. Continue reading

Mobile Black Spot Program criticisms by ANAO and Productivity Commission

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW ABC RIVERINA, BREAKFAST PROGRAM WEDNESDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2016 Subjects: Mobile Black Spot Program criticisms by ANAO and Productivity Commission. INTERVIEWER (ANNE DELANEY): Senator Fiona Nash, always a pleasure to speak with you. It’s quite a frustrating topic for everybody. Senator Fiona Nash who is the Regional Telecommunications Minister. Her shadow counterpart is Stephen Jones, the Shadow Regional Communications Minister. Mr Jones thanks very much for having a chat with me this morning. You’ve listened to Senator Nash there first of all. From the Opposition’s point of view, what’s going wrong with this program? Continue reading

MEDIA REFORM FAILURES OF THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT

E&OE TRANSCRIPT WIN TV INTERVIEW THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2016   Subjects: Media Reform failures of the Turnbull Government.   INTERVIEWER: The government says that Labor is holding up media reform by not passing the 2 out of 3 rule, what’s your take on the delay? Continue reading

SKY NEWS WITH PVO

E&OE TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW PVO, SKY NEWS THURSDAY, 17 NOVEMBER 2016   Subjects: 457 Visas, US election, Reach rule. Continue reading

Australian lessons from the US election

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW ABC ILLAWARRAWEDNESDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER 2016 SUBJECTS: US Election. Continue reading

Bill Shorten Doorstop Media Conference at Unanderra

THE HON. BILL SHORTEN MP LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP WOLLONGONGFRIDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2016 SUBJECTS: Manufacturing jobs; Welfare cuts; Steve Herbert; Kidman & Co Continue reading

Chris Bowen: The Case For Australian and Indonesia Working Together

CHRIS BOWEN MP SHADOW TREASURER MEMBER FOR MCMAHON   ‘THE CASE FOR AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA WORKING TOGETHER’ ADDRESS TO THE PARAMADINA UNIVERSITY, JAKARTA   TUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2016 ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Continue reading

Meryl Swanson MP: First Speech

Today I hold this miner’s lamp as a symbol of my heritage, my beliefs and my aspirations in this place. The miner’s lamp was invented in 1815 by Cornish chemist Sir Humphry Davy, who refused a patented, saying his sole objective was to serve the cause of humanity. The Davy lamp lit the way for underground miners, making their incredibly dangerous work at least some small degree safer.  Continue reading

On ABC RN DRIVE with patricia Karvelas

PATRICIA KARVELAS, PRESENTER: It's six past 6. It may seem hard to believe, but it's a year since Malcolm Turnbull toppled Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister.    Continue reading

Doorstop Interview at Parliament House on Mobile Black Spots

STEPHEN JONES MP, SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS: Well, it’s only the second week of Parliament but we come back here on a cold Monday morning and still the Liberals are hopelessly divided.  Continue reading