TRANSCRIPT: RADIO INTERVIEW: MICHELLE GUTHRIE

E&OE TRANSCRIPTRADIO INTERVIEWRN DRIVE WITH PATRICIA KARVELASMONDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018 SUBJECTS: Departure of ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie, appointment of Guthrie’s replacement  Continue reading

My Health Records Amendment

The My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 is a government bill and I'm going to speak in favour of it, unlike many of the members of the government who contributed to this debate earlier. Continue reading

MORE MUST BE DONE TO SUPPORT AN AGEING POPULATION

There is a crisis in the Aged Care system and the Government has been in denial over it. The quality of care and services for older Australians is Labor’s primary concern. Continue reading

NEW ROUND OF MOBILE BLACK SPOT PROGRAM JUST RECYCLED MONEY

The Government has announced a new round of funding for the Mobile Black Spot Program. Although it is not new money – just recycled money unspent in the previous round – it is an opportunity to fix the massive distortion in the allocation of grants in rounds 1-3 of the program. Continue reading

LABOR WELCOMES NBNCO BACKDOWN ON WHOLESALE SERVICE LEVELS

Labor welcomes the announcement that the ACCC has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking from NBN Co to improve wholesale service levels. Continue reading