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Failure of Turnbull Government to deliver promised NBN a National tragedy: Greens

 

Tuesday, 6 February

The Australian Greens have called on the Turnbull government to commit to making fast, reliable internet widely available, accessible and affordable to all Australians.

NBN Spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said the lengths this government had gone to to drive Australia backwards, far away from technological capability, were astonishing and seemingly endless.

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Government must reconsider response to gaming inquiry in the name of innovation: Greens

This Government’s repeated attacks on Australia’s video games industry, climaxing last week in the tabling of a totally inadequate government response to the Future of The Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, doesn’t fit into their so-called ‘innovation agenda’.

Australian Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John today moved a motion, which was passed by the Senate, calling on the Government to reconsider their response to the inquiry and support the Australian video games industry.

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Government’s response to Games Inquiry is another missed opportunity for innovation and economic growth

The Government’s long-awaited response to the Games Inquiry has been released today, in which they note the unanimous recommendations of the inquiry into the future of the video games industry in Australia and make it clear that they do not care if the industry has a future, said Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Greens Spokesperson for Digital Rights and IT.

 

“The Government just doesn’t get it. It took them over 600 days, and this is the best they have got!

 

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No Govt Response to Video Games Inquiry STILL

A government response to the Future of Australian Video Games Development Industry Inquiry, now 626 days late, has not yet been tabled despite a commitment from Communications Minister Mitch Fifield he would do so by the end of 2017.

Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John has written to Minister Fifield today to express his disappointment at this Government’s continued dismissal the economic, social and cultural contribution of the Australian video games industry.

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Government will table games inquiry response, 586 days late, after pressure from the Greens

The government has signalled today they will table their response to the future of Australian video games development industry inquiry by the end of 2017, 586 days late, after pressure from the Australian Greens.

Australian Greens IT spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said Australia’s video games industry had put up with uncertainty from the government for too long, after the inquiry unanimously recommended ongoing investment and support on April 29 last year.

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Connecting to NBN has been overwhelmingly negative for Australians: Greens

 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Connecting to Australia’s National Broadband Network has been overwhelmingly a negative experience for most people, according to Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John.

“In the last few weeks I've already been inundated with complaints from frustrated Australians who have not had the NBN experience they were promised by this government,” Senator Steele-John said.

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Greens demand response to 'Future of Australian Video Game Development' inquiry

The Senate has supported a motion noting the absence of any government response to the unanimous findings of the senate inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry, and ordered a copy of the response be tabled by 3pm tomorrow.

Australian Greens I.T. spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John said it was time for the government to stop squandering the extraordinary opportunity and get involved In Australia’s video game industry.

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Further delays to already outdated NBN signal clear need for FTTP upgrade

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Australians need a National Broadband Network for the digital future, not further delays to an already outdated system, said Australian Greens NBN spokesperson Senator Jordon Steele-John today.

“Yesterday it was announced there would be up to 9 months delays for customers slated to connect to the NBN via Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) to perform further testing. In practice this will mean those customers are simply waiting 9 months longer for sub-standard connectivity,” Senator Steele-John said.

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