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

ROUNDTABLE AIMS TO SOLVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROBLEM

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones will meet with key stakeholders for an Affordable Housing Roundtable in Warilla today. Continue reading

DECENTRALISATION POLICY LET DOWN FOR REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Shadow Minister for Regional Services Stephen Jones says that despite all the “big talk” last year, the Coalition’s decentralisation policy is a massive let down for regional cities. Continue reading

STEPHEN JONES VISITS WAR MEMORIAL POPPY DISPLAY

Member for Whitlam Stephen Jones has joined Australian War Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson in a visit to the 62,000 Poppies Display in Canberra. Continue reading

NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY ON NBN CONSUMER EXPERIENCE

Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have continued to rise to 167,831 in 2017-18, with NBN complaints increasing by at least a further 53 per cent. Continue reading

COALITION FAILING REGIONAL AUSTRALIA

Before looking at incentives to encourage people to move to regional Australia to relieve congestion in Sydney and Melbourne, the Morrison Government must first look to deliver on existing policy promises and fix the problems caused by five years of cuts to funding and services. Continue reading

LABOR’S NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE TO SUPPORT WA BUSINESSES

Staying connected is vital for a business to be successful, but time and time again bungled NBN installations are costing Perth businesses. Continue reading

HOW CAN FUNDING HELP REGIONAL AUSTRALIA, WHEN NO MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT?

It has been nearly 18 months, and we have had four Regional Development Ministers, but not one cent has been allocated from the Government’s much heralded Regional Growth Fund. Continue reading

LABOR WILL EXTEND PRESCHOOL ACCESS TO 3 YEAR OLDS

A Shorten Labor Government will introduce a new two year National Preschool and Kindy Program, guaranteeing around 700,000 Australian children a year will be able to access subsidised preschool. Continue reading

NSW GOVERNMENT HAS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ON MALDON-DOMBARTON

The decision of the NSW Government to put the Maldon Dombarton Rail on the back burner raises big questions about $25 million that the Federal Labor Government gave to the NSW Government to accelerate the project. Continue reading