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.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher and Federal Member for Longman Wyatt Roy met residents from two local communities today to discuss ways to improve mobile phone coverage.
Under its Mobile Black Spot Programme, the Federal Government will invest $100 million in telecommunications infrastructure to boost mobile coverage in outer metropolitan, regional and remote Australia.
Up to 500,000 Australian families face receiving unwanted telemarketing calls at dinner time from May this year if they are removed from the Do Not Call register due to Labor’s political games.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher MP has warned a political stunt by Labor will make it impossible for a Bill to solve this problem to pass the Senate in time.
As the world marks ‘Safer Internet Day’ this week under the banner of ‘Let's create a better internet together’, the Abbott Government is preparing to debate the ‘Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill’ in Parliament.
The case for this legislation is strong.
One in five young Australians aged 8 to 17 has experienced cyberbullying, according to research from a consortium led by UNSW’s Social Policy Research Centre.
The Coalition Government is delivering on its election commitment to tackle cyber-bullying, with the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Bill to be debated in Parliament following ‘Safer Internet Day’ 2015.
“The Coalition went to the 2013 election with a commitment to enhance online safety for children, and this legislation introduces powerful new tools to help protect children online,” said Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher MP.
Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today welcomed the news that contracts have been signed between the NSW Government and NorthConnex project proponents TranUrban and WestLink M7 shareholders.
I have provided references for a number of candidates who are competing to be preselected as the Liberal candidate for the state electorate of Ku-ring-gai.
I have done this to provide information to the preselectors about candidates I know and have worked with in the context our local Liberal Party activities.
It is pleasing that there is a strong field of candidates.
The successful candidate will be chosen by Liberal Party members through the Liberal Party’s democratic process.
The decision as to who should be the Liberal candidate for Ku-ring-gai is one for preselectors and not for me. It would be inappropriate for me to back any particular candidate.