Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley today welcomed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher MP to the North-West to visit well-known mobile phone black spots Sisters Beach and Gunns Plains.
The Government has released a roadmap of key deregulation priorities in the communications sector and the expected timing for consideration of these issues throughout 2014.
Federal Member for Calare, John Cobb, will welcome to Calare today Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, who is responsible for rolling out the Government’s $100 million Mobile Coverage Programme.
Well, when monster bushfires struck the Grampians in January, [Undecipherable] and mother of five Rachel Dunn extracted a promise from local MP Andrew Broad, to bring the minister responsible for mobile black spots to her kitchen table, so he could see first-hand the damage that the fire did and the stress of being unable to ring out put on people who were their friends and their family, and their home on that day. Today, Rachel Dunn has got some fairly high-powered visitors; Rachel Dunn, good afternoon?
The Federal Government has met stakeholders in the state’s south to discuss areas in need of improved mobile phone coverage. At the last federal election, one-hundred million dollars was committed to regional mobile phone coverage throughout Australia. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher held a discussion in Manjimup yesterday, as part of his tour of regional WA. He says the discussions will help the Government make decisions on which areas receive funding.