Most commentary on the Coalition’s recently released broadband policy, inevitably, has concentrated on download speeds and capital cost.
But just as important are the measures in the policy to stimulate competition in the Australian broadband market.
Federal Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher today announced a call for applications for funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program in Bradfield.
‘The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nation’s history – as we mark 100 years since the men of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps came ashore at Anzac Cove on Gallipoli Penninsula on April 25, 2015,’ Mr Fletcher said.
Bradfield residents and businesses will benefit from the Coalition’s plan to build a more affordable NBN and deliver it sooner than Labor’s NBN said Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield
‘As a former telecommunications executive I am a strong believer in the importance of improving Australia's broadband infrastructure’, Mr Fletcher said.
WE hear a lot from the Gillard government about manufacturing, with summits, and policy statements and taskforces.
Manufacturing is of course vitally important, but it is odd that we hear much less about services, even though it is a substantially bigger sector. In 2010-11 services constituted $923 billion, or 77.6 per cent of industry output (compared with mining at 10.3 per cent and manufacturing at 9.1 per cent).
According to the most recent rhetoric from the Gillard government and its advisers, the superannuation system is a tax rort for the wealthy – indeed senior Minister Craig Emerson says the “fabulously wealthy”.
Treasury Secretary Martin Parkinson has complained that the superannuation system – particularly measures to encourage voluntary savings – “come at a …very significant cost”, with Treasury estimating the concessions are worth more than $30 billion a year.
I appeared on Commsday's Crosstalk podcast with Phil Dobbie, discussing the NBN's recently announced rollout delays.
You can Listen to the podcast here.
IF NBN Co were a private company, chief executive Mike Quigley would be gone by now.
Last Thursday afternoon, NBN Co put out an announcement confirming what everybody already knew -- it will hopelessly miss its June 30 target for the number of premises to be passed by the fibre network.
Construction of the exciting new Wahroonga headquarters of the Ku-ring-gai Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service is nearly complete, Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield and Jonathan O’Dea MP, State Member for Davidson learned yesterday when they visited the construction site at Golden Jubilee Oval in North Wahroonga.
Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing the Hon Peter Dutton MP and Paul Fletcher MP, Federal Member for Bradfield visited the Sydney Adventist Hospital yesterday at the invitation of SAH CEO Dr Leon Clark.
It was no suprise that Labor's new industry policy package, announced over the weekend, aims to force greater use of Australian suppliers on Australian resources projects. The Australian Workers Union had been campaigning for "Australian Industry Participation Plans" on major projects for over two years, AWU secretary Paul Howes said in welcoming the announcement.