TWO YEARS WITHOUT SHORTWAVE FOR THE NT

Today marks two years since the Liberal Government’s budget cuts to the ABC led to the shutdown of shortwave radio in the Northern Territory. Continue reading

LABOR’S PLAN TO REJUVENATE GREAT KEPPEL ISLAND

A Shorten Labor Government will invest $25 million to rejuvenate Great Keppel Island, helping to grow tourism, create jobs and deliver an $80-million-a-year boost to the region’s economy. Continue reading

LOCALS REMINDED THAT SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AGED CARE

Locals in the Illawarra and Southern Highlands are being reminded that it is now possible to make submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care. Continue reading

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