TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPLAINTS BODY URGENTLY NEEDS TEETH

Today’s hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has demonstrated that the Turnbull Government process for dealing with communications issues is simply not working.  Continue reading

WHILE MULTINATIONALS DODGE TAX, REGIONAL AUSTRALIA PAYS THE PRICE

Labor’s Spokesperson for Regional Services, Stephen Jones MP says that regional Australia will pay the ultimate price for the Turnbull Government’s failure to close loopholes in multinational tax. Continue reading

GONSKI IS DELIVERING FOR ILLAWARRA AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS KIDS

Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones, and Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, have called on the Federal Government to stop playing politics with school funding, and honour their election promise to match Labor dollar for dollar in delivering Gonski to schools across Australia. Continue reading

A FAIR GO FOR GLADSTONE

Labor’s spokesperson for Regional Australia, Stephen Jones MP, has held a heated community forum about the jobs crisis facing Gladstone and the Federal Electorate of Flynn. It's the major driver of the growing inequality between Catryna and regional Australia. Continue reading

PENSIONERS IN THE ILLAWARRA AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS STILL ANGRY AT TURNBULL’S PENSION CUTS

Over 200 pensioners across Illawarra and Southern Highlands have today joined the Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services, Jenny Macklin, Member for Whitlam, Stephen Jones, and Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, to discuss the Turnbull Government’s changes to the Age Pension. Continue reading

LIBERAL AND NATIONAL DISPUTE HOLDING WA TO RANSOM

Today in Parliament, Labor’s spokesperson for regional Australia, Stephen Jones, has slammed the Liberal and National Parties for a dispute which threatens the allocation of funding for projects in Western Australia. Continue reading

RICK WILSON FAILS ELECTORATE ON SOCIAL SECURITY CUTS

Labor’s spokesperson for regional Australia, Stephen Jones MP, has today criticised Rick Wilson for failing to protect the people of O’Connor from cruel cuts to social security through the Omnibus Bill. Continue reading

MEMBER FOR GILMORE SLAMMED IN PARLIAMENT OVER PENALTY RATES COMMENT

Liberal MP for Gilmore, Ann Sudamalis, came under fire in question time today for describing cuts to penalty rates as a “gift” for her electorate. Continue reading

INDUSTRY DEMANDS URGENT ACTION ON REGIONAL MEDIA REFORM FROM MINISTER FIFIELD

Labor’s spokesperson on Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP, today said that media companies have run out of patience with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield on media reform. Continue reading

TERRITORIANS PAYING FOR COALITION REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MISMANAGEMENT

Coalition mismanagement of regional communications is again evident with the mismanaged transition from the Interim Satellite Service (ISS) to Sky Muster, says Stephen Jones, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications. Continue reading