Bradfield residents and businesses will benefit from the Coalition’s plan to build a more affordable NBN and deliver it sooner than Labor’s NBN said Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield
‘As a former telecommunications executive I am a strong believer in the importance of improving Australia's broadband infrastructure’, Mr Fletcher said.
WE hear a lot from the Gillard government about manufacturing, with summits, and policy statements and taskforces.
Manufacturing is of course vitally important, but it is odd that we hear much less about services, even though it is a substantially bigger sector. In 2010-11 services constituted $923 billion, or 77.6 per cent of industry output (compared with mining at 10.3 per cent and manufacturing at 9.1 per cent).
According to the most recent rhetoric from the Gillard government and its advisers, the superannuation system is a tax rort for the wealthy – indeed senior Minister Craig Emerson says the “fabulously wealthy”.
Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson has complained that the superannuation system – particularly measures to encourage voluntary savings – “come at a …very significant cost”, with Treasury estimating the concessions are worth more than $30 billion a year.
I appeared on Commsday's Crosstalk podcast with Phil Dobbie, discussing the NBN's recently announced rollout delays.
You can Listen to the podcast here.
IF NBN Co were a private company, chief executive Mike Quigley would be gone by now.
Last Thursday afternoon, NBN Co put out an announcement confirming what everybody already knew -- it will hopelessly miss its June 30 target for the number of premises to be passed by the fibre network.
Construction of the exciting new Wahroonga headquarters of the Ku-ring-gai Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service is nearly complete, Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield and Jonathan O’Dea MP, State Member for Davidson learned yesterday when they visited the construction site at Golden Jubilee Oval in North Wahroonga.
Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing the Hon Peter Dutton MP and Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield visited the Sydney Adventist Hospital yesterday at the invitation of SAH CEO Dr Leon Clark.
It was no suprise that Labor's new industry policy package, announced over the weekend, aims to force greater use of Australian suppliers on Australian resources projects. The Australian Workers Union had been campaigning for "Australian Industry Participation Plans" on major projects for over two years, AWU secretary Paul Howes said in welcoming the announcement.
INNOVATION is essential for economic growth. Throughout history, scientific and technological progress has underpinned the growth of human prosperity. Economists Robert Solow and Ralph Landau, studying US growth from the 1860s to the 1980s, showed it was largely caused by technological change and its implementation, with the addition of capital and labour being a relatively minor factor.
I appeared on Commsday's CrossTalk Podcast with Phil Dobbie - discussing what the Coalition's NBN Policy will be.
You can listen to the Podcast here.