Malcolm's Social Feed
National Archives Conference Address - Open for business in the digital economy
What it means for Australian Government agencies to engage online, be transparent and provide increased access to public sector data
MyBroadband site identifies Australia’s broadband blackspots
A website launched today will allow Australians to see how their neighbourhood rates in terms of internet connectivity. NBN Co has the information from the website and will consider poorly served areas in prioritising the NBN rollout where this is logistically and commercially feasible.
20th February 2014,
Transcript: Australian Federal Police on their way to Ukraine
I spoke to Lisa and Tanya Plibersek about Julie Bishop’s handling of the MH17 incident and Joe Hockey’s biography.
25th July 2014,
Trying to make sense of the confused, and confusing, Mr Clare.
Mr Clare may not like it, but the NBN Co for the first time is meeting and beating its targets
Child Care Benefit increases today for families
The rate of Child Care Benefit families receive will increase from today, Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley announced this morning.
7th July 2014,
Panel Discussion: Can the Commonwealth Drive Infrastructure Spending?
I joined a panel with Paul Broad and Henry Ergas to discuss how federal government spending in infrastructure can be made more efficient.
4th July 2014,
Crawford School Forum Transcript: ‘Global Realities and Domestic Choices’
The Theme of the ANU Crawford School Forum is ‘Global Realities and Domestic Choices’. Governments are finding it more difficult to build political or community consensus around good policy. They’re having trouble making good policy equal good politics.
2nd July 2014,
Speech: ‘Australia Post in the Digital Age’
Australia Post is facing up to a technology tsunami which threatens its fundamental business model. But unlike its private sector competitors, Australia Post’s ability to respond to digital disruption - to digital substitution - is limited under regulations that compel the company to provide a five day a week delivery service to 98 per cent of all homes and businesses.
Transcript: Tony Abbott and Barack Obama in a foxhole, Iraq, the Budget and my constituent Richo
13 June 2014: I discussed Tony Abbott’s warm relationship with Barack Obama, Iraq, the Budget and my constituent, Graham Richardson.
13th June 2014,
International Women’s Day
The Australian Government is marking International Women’s Day with a focus on our efforts and progress towards gender equality for women and girls around the world.
4th March 2014,
Aged Care Fee Estimator launched
People looking for aged care services in Wentworth will now have access to an online tool that will help them estimate their aged care costs.
9th July 2014,
Registrations open for Australian Heritage Week
Registrations are now open for events during Australian Heritage Week 2014 and I encourage everyone in Wentworth to get involved.
22nd April 2014,
Federal Government announces major inquiry into child care
The Federal Government this week announced the commencement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into child care and early childhood learning across Australia.
20th November 2013,
Graffiti Removal Day - Sunday 20 October
Graffiti Removal Day in NSW is on Sunday October 20. GRD is an initiative of the NSW government and is managed by Rotary Down Under. Members of the public are encouraged to help fight against graffiti in their neighbourhoods. Volunteer to help on www.graffitiremovalday.org.au. Materials and training supplied. Join a group and clean up your suburb.
4th October 2013,
Turnbull to Provide Fairness To Wentworth Veterans
Wentworth has a proud military tradition with many active and retired servicemen and women living locally. The Coalition will ensure a better deal for Australia’s veterans by providing for the fair indexation of military service pensions and supporting the thousands of recently-deployed troops.
14th August 2013,