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The scale of today’s digital transformation is comparable to the Industrial Revolution – and maximizing the potential of disruptive ICT technologies isn’t just a priority for businesses, but for governments and societies too. In an exclusive opinion piece, Australian MP Paul Fletcher gives an insider’s view on the digital revolution and offers policy makers three clear principles for transformation success.

The Government has released today a database of some 6,000 locations in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia, which have been nominated by Australians as having inadequate mobile coverage.

Locations on the database are eligible to be the subject of a proposal for a new or enhanced mobile base station under the Abbott Government’s $100 million Mobile Black Spot Programme.

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Interesting to hear this in national rural news today, and I want you to just imagine if you got mobile phone reception the entire length of the Stuart Highway. Imagine that. It’d be handy. Especially in emergencies. This has all come about, the idea, because the Federal Government has released a list of 6000 locations that are eligible for mobile phone reception. But, and there’s always a ‘but’, only about 250 new towers are expected to be built under this $100 million programme to eliminate mobile phone black spots. Parliamentary Secretary to the Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said it’s now up to the telephone companies to nominate where they want to build these new towers.

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 00:00

Paul Fletcher on 6PR Perth, 7 October 2014

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Well the Federal Government has released a list of 6000 locations that are eligible for better mobile phone reception. But only about 250 new towers are expected to be built over $100 million programme to try and eliminate mobile phone black spots. Parliamentary Secretary to the Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told Cameron Wilson it’s now up to the telephone companies to nominate where they want to build the new towers.

HOST:

Poor or no mobile reception. It’s one of the biggest gripes for many people in rural and remote Australia. For some, it even rates above bad internet services or poor roads as their biggest frustration. Well today the federal Government is revealing some details of a $100 million program that hopes to improve mobile phone coverage in some parts of rural and remote Australia. Parliamentary Secretary to the Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher, has more detail and joins the program now. Thanks so much for coming in, appreciate it.

Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher MP has welcomed delivery of the Australian Government’s $2.1 billion Roads to Recovery programme, announcing that councils in the electorate of Bradfield will receive $8,956,817 for local road construction and street repairs.

Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today handed the Hornsby Ku-ring-Gai Women’s Shelter a cheque for $22, 748.50 following this year’s Bradfield Comedy Debate.

To the editor,

I’d like to point out a range of factual errors in the article ‘New Australian e-Safety Commissioner could be censorship czar’. The statement that the government is preparing to “legislate wide-ranging internet censorship” is incorrect, as is the claim that the scheme will cover “absolutely anything the government wants”.

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