LABOR WILL ESTABLISH NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE IN MCEWEN

Labor will deliver a better deal for NBN consumers in McEwen with a plan to establish an NBN Service Guarantee that will set regulated timeframes and wholesale service standards for: ·  Fault rectification·  Installations·  Missed appointments  Visiting a local small business, Goonawarra Medical Centre in Sunbury, Federal Member for McEwen, Rob Mitchell MP, said problems with the NBN rollout were costing local businesses thousands of dollars. Continue reading

LABOR WILL ESTABLISH NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE FOR BRADDON

Labor will deliver a better deal for NBN consumers in Braddon with a plan to establish an NBN Service Guarantee that will set regulated timeframes and wholesale service standards for: ·  Fault rectification·  Installations·  Missed appointments Continue reading

LABOR TO ESTABLISH NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE

Labor will deliver a better experience for NBN consumers with a plan to establish an NBN Service Guarantee that will set regulated timeframes and wholesale service standards for: Continue reading

PETITION LAUNCHED – HELP SAVE WARRAWONG CENTRELINK AND MEDICARE!

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones today launched their petition to try and save Warrawong Centrelink and Medicare from closure. This week, people of the Illawarra learned that the Turnbull Government would be shutting the Warrawong Centrelink and Medicare office. Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones wrote to Human Services Minister, Michael Keenan demanding he intervene and overturn the decision. Continue reading

BIRD AND JONES CALL ON LIBERAL MINISTER AND LOCAL LIBERAL SENATOR TO HELP OVERTURN WARRAWONG CENTRELINK CLOSURE

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones have written to Minister for Human Services, Hon Michael Keenan MP, urging him to overturn his Government’s decision to close the Department of Human Services office at Warrawong which provides Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support services to the local area. They have also called on locally-based, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, to join their fight to stop the closure. Continue reading

NO CONSULTATION - NO NOTICE - NO WARRAWONG CENTRELINK

Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones have slammed the Government’s decision to close the Centrelink and Medicare Offices at Warrawong. The decision to close the office has been made without consultation with the local community and is a slap in the face to local residents who campaigned for years to get a Medicare office located in the area. Residents from Berkeley, Lake Heights and Warrawong will be incensed to learn that they will now be told to travel to Wollongong or Shellharbour to access a Centrelink office. The areas are poorly served by public transport and have high need communities. Continue reading

COALITION EMBARRASSED INTO ACTION ON MOBILE BLACK SPOTS

After resisting Labor’s calls for further funding to fix mobile black spots, yesterday’s backtrack and admission by the Minister for Regional Communications that more needs to be done is long overdue. Just last month, Minister McKenzie claimed she needed to wait for the Regional Telecommunications Review Report later this year to report before knowing what to invest in. Continue reading

LABOR REJECTS NBNCO’S SWIPE AT ONLINE GAMERS

The NBNCo CEO’s singling out of online gamers as the predominant cause of congestion on the fixed-wireless network is both misguided and disappointing. It beggars belief that Australians are being categorised and criticised for using the internet. Continue reading

FARMERS BLAST NBN SATELLITE SERVICE

NSW Farmers have blasted the Turnbull Government’s NBN satellite service telling Parliament’s Joint NBN Oversight Committee the service was failing to live up to expectations. Farmers said rural and regional Australia was paying more for less under Turnbull’s satellite NBN. Farmers consistently rate telecommunications as the “number one concern for farm-based businesses” but with higher costs, slower speeds and a less reliable service believed satellite NBN was not delivering for them.  While city based users are using their NBN for Netflix, the case in rural and regional Australia was very different. Continue reading

JOYCE SHOULD OWN GOVERNMENT’S “BS” DECENTRALISATION POLICY

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, has delivered a damning critique on his own decentralisation policy. The decentralisation talk by the National Party has been bigger than their hats but delivery has been minuscule. Continue reading