INCREASE IN DATA CAP FOR SKYMUSTER CUSTOMERS

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP today welcomed the announcement by NBN of the data increase for NBN Sky Muster customers.  Until now NBN Sky Muster customers have been paying the same price for a fraction of the service they receive.  Increasing the data cap is a welcome improvement but it doesn't address many of the other issues plaguing Sky Muster and the total lack of transparency by NBN.     Continue reading

REGIONAL CUSTOMERS PAYING EXTORTIONATE PRICES FOR NBN UPGRADES

Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Services Stephen Jones says consumers in regional communities are being forced to pay extortionate prices for upgrades to NBN services. Continue reading

WE CAN’T GIVE UP ON FUNDING BOOST FOR GILMORE

The axing of the motorsports complex at Yerriyong is an incredibly disappointing result for the region, but not an unexpected result.  Continue reading

ACCC MOBILE ROAMING DECISION

This morning, the ACCC announced its draft decision to not declare a wholesale domestic mobile roaming service. Continue reading

NBN SATELLITE STUFF UP LEAVES EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THE DARK

Reports emerging today have revealed remote emergency services have been put at risk after a botched NBN rollout left the remote area in which they operate without service. Continue reading

CONSUMER WIN AS ACCC TO FORCE TRANSPARENCY ON NBN NETWORK

Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones has welcomed moves by the ACCC to ensure there is greater transparency around network issues in the provision of broadband services by the NBN.  Continue reading

FEDERAL LABOR READY TO INVEST IN NEW NOWRA BRIDGE

THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, CITIES AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SHADOW MINISTER FOR TOURISM MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER   STEPHEN JONES MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SHADOW MINISTER FOR REGIONAL SERVICES, TERRITORIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MEMBER FOR WHITLAM   FIONA PHILLIPS LABOR CANDIDATE FOR GILMORE     A Shorten Labor Government will invest up to $50 million to assist build a new concrete bridge over the Shoalhaven River at Nowra as an alternative to the existing ageing and increasingly congested iron truss bridge. Continue reading

SKY MUSTER NEEDS AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW

Speaking at the Australasia Satellite Forum organised by CommsDay in Sydney this morning, Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP, has called for an independent expert review of the NBN Satellite service, Sky Muster.  Continue reading

WHAT DENT WILL DECENTRALISATION PUT IN THE BUDGET

Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Services, Stephen Jones says there will be two tests to determine if the Turnbull Government’s new decentralisation policy is anything more than a cruel hoax on regional communities: Continue reading

TASMANIAN COUNCILS NEED FUNDING BOOST

Labor is calling on the Turnbull Government to bring forward nearly $18 million in Financial Assistance Grants for Tasmanian local councils to provide an economic boost for the region and help offset the effects of a three year indexation freeze for funding.  Continue reading