Terri Butler MP, Labor for Griffith

Life Insurance in Australia

I recently spoke in the Federation Chamber in relation to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services’ report on the Life Insurance Industry.

You can read the full speech below.

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More than 2000 Southside families lose support under the Turnbull government’s childcare package

279,000 Australian families will lose vital support under the Turnbull Government’s changes to the child care system.

The Turnbull Government’s changes target families in the lowest income bracket, with 88,000 families earning less than $65,710 worse off under its changes.  These are the families who can least afford to lose support.

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More dramas for Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN

A moratorium on new connections, concerns about speed and reliability, and an outcry about landlines are the latest dramas hitting Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN locally.

Labor’s NBN used fibre to the premises, a superior technology. As Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull decided to use other technologies, including HFC - the same type of cable used for pay TV. The use of this so-called “multi-technology mix” instead of the better quality fibre NBN has caused significant problems.

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