FIONA NASH IS CONTENT WITH REGIONAL MEDIOCRITY

Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones has slammed Senator Fiona Nash’s assertion that regional Australians don’t need access to the same internet speeds as our major cities.  Continue reading

ABC AM: Decentralisation

E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERNVIEW ABC AM THURSDAY, 20 APRIL 2017   SUBJECTS:  Decentralisation, public service, Townsville Continue reading

NBN A NATIONAL TRAGEDY - OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE TOLD

Responding to expert evidence describing the Government’s NBN as a ‘national tragedy”, Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones, has called on Malcolm Turnbull to draw a line under the damage once and for all. Continue reading

DECENTRALISATION ALL HEADLINE NO SUBSTANCE

Labor’s Spokesperson for Rural and Regional Australia, Joel Fitzgibbon, and Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Services, Stephen Jones, have criticised Minister for Regional Development, Fiona Nash’s plan to push for decentralisation of Government departments without a firm commitment to publicly release a cost benefit analysis. Continue reading

LABOR CALLS ON TURNBULL TO STOP LOCAL TAFE CUTS

Australia’s TAFE, apprenticeship and skills sector is facing massive cuts under the Turnbull Government that will leave students in NSW more than $165 million worse off every year. Continue reading