LABOR WELCOMES RTIRC REPORT

Labor welcomes the report of the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) that has been tabled today. Continue reading

MITCH FIFIELD: MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS IN NAME ONLY

Last night, the Senate supported a successful Labor amendment to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 to correct a legislative issue that was preventing eligible financial assistance from being paid to a regional broadcaster. Continue reading

LABOR INVESTING IN KIAMA SURF LIFESAVING

A Shorten Labor government will commit more than half a million dollars to support the activities of Kiama and Kiama Downs Surf Life Saving clubs and local volunteers who keep Kiama beaches safe. Continue reading

LABOR CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO MATCH SHORTWAVE FUNDING

Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Stephen Jones has written to Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie, calling for a commitment to re-instate ABC Shortwave Radio right now. Continue reading

LABOR SCHOOL FUNDING SET TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

The effects of the Government’s cuts to the education system in the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands have been laid bare today. Continue reading

DECENTRALISATION HAS TO BE MORE THAN A PORK BARREL

The latest jobs slated for a move as part of the Government’s Decentralisation Policy are a political play rather than a sensible decision for the good of the regions. Continue reading

NO NUCLEAR REACTOR FOR JERVIS BAY

Today, on ABC Illawarra, Warren Mundine confirmed he is a supporter of nuclear power in Australia, and refused to rule out Jervis Bay as a potential site for a future nuclear reactor. Continue reading

JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT INTO REGIONAL NBN

Labor’s welcomes today’s release of the Joint Standing Committee report into the National Broadband Network in rural and regional areas.   Continue reading

LABOR WILL RESTORE ABC SHORTWAVE RADIO TO NT

In Alice Springs today, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP, joined with Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and the Hon Warren Snowdon MP to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will provide the ABC with $2 million in funding to help re-establish shortwave radio services across the Northern Territory.   Continue reading

SKY MUSTER WHOLESALE CHANGES LONG OVERDUE

After pushing for improvements in data allowance for Australians living in regional and rural parts of the country, Labor welcomes NBN Co’s long-awaited announcement regarding Sky Muster today. Continue reading