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.
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”.
Reporter: Paul and Malcolm can you go back to the e safety legislation how exactly will it work can you give us some specificities about it?
Paul Fletcher MP: A couple of key ideas firstly the establishment of a Children’s E-Safety Commissioner to take the lead at federal government level to take measures to enhance online safety for children and secondly a complaints system backed by legislation under which harmful cyber bullying material that is targeted at an Australian child can be removed if it’s on one of the large social media sites.
The Abbott Government will deliver on its election commitment to appoint a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner, and is preparing legislation to enhance online safety for children to be ready for introduction to Parliament by the end of the year.
Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, today congratulated Asquith Girls High School on being the New South Wales secondary school runner-up in this year’s Anzac Day Schools’ Awards.