Broadband Minster Conroy is about to release the well flagged new Corporate Plan from the government owned NBN Co – his $50 billion plus venture to build a government owned broadband network all around the country.
The first Corporate Plan was released in December 2010 – and since that time NBN Co has comprehensively failed to achieve the performance milestones set out in the plan.
Paul recently appeared on ZDNet's podcast Twisted Wire and spoke on Telstra's new top hat technlogy, competiton in the australian broadband market and the structural separation of telstra.
You can listen to the podcast here.
Paul Fletcher MP, Member for Bradfield will hold a community meeting in on Wednesday 8 August 2012, from 10.30am-12pm at the Black & White Room, Asquith Leagues Club, Alexandria Pde, Waitara.
‘Bradfield residents Hannah Mugford of Pymble Ladies College and John Papantoniou of Sydney Grammar have matched the world’s best, winning medals at the 2012 International Science and Mathematics Olympiads earlier this month’, Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher said today.
You expect a competition regulator to make decisions that promote competition. Last week the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission did the opposite, approving a deal between Optus and the government-owned NBN Co, under which NBN Co will pay Optus $100 million and Optus will cease serving customers on its cable broadband network.
The just released OECD broadband penetration statistics ranking Australia 21st out of 34 countries show that Stephen Conroy’s broadband policy is failing, according to the benchmark he repeatedly cited when in Opposition,” Paul Fletcher, Liberal Member for Bradfield, said today.
On June 26, the House of Representatives passed my private member’s motion calling for a minute’s silence at the London Olympics in honour of the victims of the 1972 terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics. I subsequently wrote to IOC President Jacques Rogge to inform him of the motion. He has now replied. A copy of my letter (written jointly with the motion’s seconder, Josh Frydenberg MP) and Mr Rogge’s response can be found below.
Tony Hall’s retirement as a Ku-ring gai councillor marks the end of an era. During a quarter of a century on council - including a term as mayor - Tony has been a passionate advocate for the people of Ku-ring gai and has been a vigorous champion of progress in the Ku-ring gai municipality.
A private member’s motion moved yesterday by Member for Bradfield Paul Fletcher calling on the International Olympic Committee to observe one minute's silence for the 11 Israelis murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games has been passed unanimously by the Australian House of Representatives.
“Federal Parliament will today debate a motion calling on the International Olympic Committee to observe one minute of silence at the 2012 London Olympic Games in honour of the 11 Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered by terrorists at 1972 Munich Olympics”, said Paul Fletcher, Member for Bradfield today.