The Jones Report - 20 April 2018

The Banking Royal Commission claimed its first high-profile scalp, this week, as the Chief Executive Officer of the once highly-respected institution - AMP - was forced to resign. Continue reading

TIME FOR TURNBULL TO BACK WARATAH WYNYARD WATERFRONT PROJECT

Labor’s Stephen Jones and Justine Keay called on the Turnbull Government to invest in North West Tasmanian regional infrastructure and back Waratah Wynyard Council’s waterfront masterplan. Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Stephen Jones, said the Government had delayed for far too long and it was time to get the project moving. Continue reading

REGIONAL WIRELESS BROADBAND CUSTOMERS STAND TO BE DISADVANTAGED UNDER SPECTRUM SALE

It’s time for the Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, to step up and support the interests of up to 200,000 regional Australians who stand to be disadvantaged by the planned 3.6GHz spectrum auction, including schools and business in Bowral and across the Southern Highlands. Continue reading

NBN COMPLAINTS TO OMBUDSMAN SOAR BY 204 PER CENT OVER 2017

It was not too long ago that the Turnbull Government declared 2017 would be the ‘year of the customer’. Unfortunately, figures released today by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) indicate it would be better described as the year of the customer complaint. Over the 2017 calendar year NBN complaints to the TIO surged by 204 per cent, despite the number of new NBN activations only increasing by 105 per cent over that same period. Continue reading

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA FORGOTTEN UNDER TURNBULL’S NBN

The Turnbull Government is failing regional Australia and its Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has proved incapable of securing better outcomes. The NBN marketing exercise known as ‘NBN Local’ has done little to support regional customers, many of whom face ongoing faults, failures and disruptions due to the decisions Turnbull made as Communications Minister.  Continue reading