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Making a difference: St Vincent’s Early Intervention Program for Stimulant Users

Today I visited the St Vincent’s Hospital team who are helping stimulant users identify and overcome the physical, mental and social issues created by drug use.

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15th April 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog

Digital Transformation Office: making government more accessible

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Vivek Kundra, Executive Vice President for Salesforce, have written a joint opinion piece on the Government’s Digital Transformation Office, which was published in The Australian on Tuesday, March 31.

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1st April 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog

Oped: Making Australia Post Sustainable in the Bush

Australians love their post service and that is why we will introduce sensible reforms to ensure it is viable for future generations.

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4th March 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog

The NBN and Bill Shorten’s Fantasy Economics

Bill Shorten was handed a free kick via Samantha Maiden in the Telegraph claiming that a new deployment charge for new home buyers getting the NBN is a ‘secret tax’ being slugged on ‘those who can least afford it’.  This comes in the very same week it was revealed that the Labor Party had mislead the Australian public on the cost of providing NBN fibre to the premises connections.  The Labor Government told the public in April 2013 that it cost $2,200 to $2,500 per premises when in fact, as the NBN Co revealed this week, it was costing $3,600 with an additional $700 for the cost of leasing Telstra’s ducts.

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1st March 2015  |  Comments  |  Blog

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