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

A FAIR GO FOR THE NORTH WEST COAST

Labor’s Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Local Government and Territories, Stephen Jones, says in lead up to next month’s Budget, Tasmanian families will be seeking assurance that the Turnbull Government understands their need for health, education and other regional services and that they won't have to bear the impact of further cuts to these sectors. Continue reading

BACKFLIP GOOD NEWS FOR LOCAL LEGAL CENTRE

Local Federal MPs, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones, were today relieved to hear that the Government were reversing their cuts to community legal centres across the country, including the Illawarra Legal Centre. Continue reading

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