The Communications portfolio achieved significant deregulatory reform in 2014. Actions taken in this portfolio in 2014 will generate cumulative annual savings of over $94 million and remove over 3,400 pages of unnecessary regulation.
The Communications portfolio Annual Deregulation Report 2014, released today, provides a summary of progress to date.
These reforms have allowed the Government to work towards ensuring Australia has a strong, vibrant and sustainable communications sector.
Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, has today welcomed the NSW Coalition’s $25 million commitment to address mobile black spots in NSW.
Mr Fletcher is responsible for the Mobile Black Spot Programme at Commonwealth level, under which the Abbott Government will spend $100 million to improve mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, rural and regional Australia.
Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today congratulated local Pymble Ladies College student, Winnie Lee, for winning the Simpson Prize for NSW in a national competition.
Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, has welcomed a Commonwealth-State joint-funding announcement of $2.68 million in projects to help better protect New South Wales communities from the threat of bushfires.
Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher MP, today announced more than $120,000 of grants have been awarded by the Federal Government to support eleven local projects commemorating the Centenary of ANZAC.
“These projects will help mark this vital anniversary and perpetuate the memory of so many Australians who served our nation – and all too often gave their lives.
“They will particularly highlight the service and sacrifice of many Bradfield locals,” Mr Fletcher said.
The Abbott Government’s Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill 2014 has today passed the Senate with strong bipartisan support, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP said today.
“This is a very significant milestone in the Government’s work to make the internet safer for Australian children,” Mr Fletcher said.
Bradfield resident, Kim Ho has been named a finalist in the 2015 National Youth Awards.
Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher MP today officially opened new facilities, including seven new classrooms,at Cromehurst School in Lindfield .
Students and staff at Cromehurst School now have full use of the seven new classrooms with breakout areas, a new administration area, toilet and shower facilities; and improved access to Building B, including a lift. The Australian Government provided $7.9 million in funding for the development.
Mr Fletcher attended the opening on behalf of Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training.
“I was pleased to visit Cromehurst and see firsthand the new facilities,” Mr Fletcher said.