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Reforming Australia Post

The government is working closely with Australia Post to develop an important reform package, to not only ensure that the letters business of Australia Post can cover its costs, but to also provide additional financial support to licensed post offices as well as ensuring that concession card holders continue to have access to stamps at discounted prices.

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24th February 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog

The murderous assault on Charlie Hebdo is an attack on every free society, every journalist.

the murderous assault on Charlie Hebdo in Paris was an attack on every free society and every newspaper.

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8th January 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog, Media Releases

A message about peace and love

From Lucy and me and our family to you and yours; we hope that you have a safe and restful holiday and that your 2015 is safe, peaceful and filled with love.

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17th December 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Why Labor Got It Wrong on Broadband in the Bush

Labor has criticised the Government’s telecommunications reforms announced on Thursday for including a proposal to replace the National Broadband Network’s current ACCC-regulated prices with ACCC-regulated price caps.  Labor claims this will mean broadband users in the bush pay higher prices for the NBN than broadband users in the cities.

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12th December 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

SMH Gets It Wrong on Filter Claims

A story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald claimed that I went ‘bananas’ when asked whether the Government’s package to prevent online copyright infringement includes an Internet “filter”

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11th December 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Response to Mark Day’s Article in ‘The Australian’ Today

My old friend Mark Day takes me to task today in The Australian over the NBN.

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8th December 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

NBN Rollout Will Reach One in Three Australians by June 2016

The NBN Co’s national rollout plan released today shows that one in three Australian live or work in areas where the NBN will be accessible or the rollout underway by June 2016.

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1st December 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

The independence of the ABC - response to the SMH editorial today

Why my proposal that the office of managing director not combine the title of editor-in-chief does not threaten the editorial independence of the ABC.

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22nd November 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog

Speech: The Future of Our Public Broadcasters

We all expect a lot from our national broadcasters.  We have every right to – projected expenditure of $6.6 billion over the next five years, after the proposed savings I’ve outlined today, represents a significant commitment by taxpayers to these two organisations by any reasonable measure.

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19th November 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Speeches

Speech: The Importance of Tech Education in Our Schools

To remain competitive in an increasingly interconnected world we need to ensure that the curriculum equips students for the jobs of tomorrow.

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24th October 2014  |  Comments  |  Blog, Speeches