Host: Now we’ve heard reports for some time about telecommunications problems throughout Blinman and also Elliston and Paul Fletcher MP, the Parliamentary secretary to the Minister for Communications is visiting Elliston today to talk with local residents, he joins me now. Good morning.
Paul: Good Morning Sarah.
Host: What are the communication problems that have been identified so far?
Paul: Well, as you said I’m here in Elliston with my parliamentary colleague Rowan Ramsey, Member for Grey who’s been a very strong advocate for the communication needs of communities in his electorate including Elliston and the issue that people have been talking to me about here in Elliston this morning is the restrictions on the availability of broadband so we’ve met with the school principal, we’ve been to visit the hospital and the clinic and heard about how slow broadband for example makes it hard to access patient records.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, hosted Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP, at a mobile black spot forum in Bindoon today.
Mr Fletcher is responsible for implementing the Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme – a $100 million investment to improve mobile phone coverage in outer metro, regional and remote Australia.
Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher MP today congratulated Hornsby resident Bill Bradley on being announced as a finalist in the prestigious annual National Disability Awards.
The Abbott Government aims to have its new laws to enhance online safety for children, including a complaints system backed by legislation to get harmful cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child down quickly from large social media sites, ready to introduce to Parliament by the end of the year.
EXCLUSIVE: Online bullies targeting kids will be issued with formal notices to remove offensive material or risk being referred to police under a Federal Government crackdown on internet trolling.
Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher has revealed the government’s new cyberbullying laws, which will go to parliament before the end of the year, will put large social media giants like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on a two-step monitoring system.
Published in the Daily Telegraph, 27/10/2014
WHEN Sydneysiders today travel over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or on the underground rail loop in central Sydney, or on the electric train network which serves the Sydney metropolitan area, how many pause to think about the man we have to thank for these things?
Dr JJC Bradfield was a visionary Australian engineer who worked with enormous energy and vision to build the infrastructure which he foresaw that Sydney would need as it grew.
Scrapping the carbon tax has delivered families and businesses in Bradfield the biggest drop in electricity prices on record.
Today the ABS released the Consumer Price Index for the September Quarter 2014 — the first outcome since the Coalition scrapped Labor’s damaging carbon tax.
Electricity prices had the largest fall since 1980 (when the CPI electricity price series was created).
The Australian Government is today announcing a package of measures to eliminate unnecessary red tape and remove onerous or outdated reporting requirements in the communications sector.
The measures will generate cumulative savings of over $70 million for consumers and businesses, and result in over 3,400 pages of redundant or obsolete regulation being repealed.