The Budget cuts red tape in the Communications portfolio and reduces industry costs. The Government is making decisions that repair the Budget so that we can build a stronger economy.
The Abbott Government is honouring its election commitment to provide $10.0 million to enhance online safety for children. Funding will be provided over four years for measures outlined in the Government’s policy to Enhance Online Safety for Children:
Paul Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, has today welcomed the WA Government’s $45 million commitment to deliver the Regional Mobile Communications Project, as outlined in the WA State Budget 2014-15 yesterday.
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.
HOST: Across the Easter and ANZAC day long weekend I had a handful of very frustrated friends who came from the city for a visit, and found that even in the big towns across our region they struggled to get phone service. We are all aware of where the mobile black spots are in our town, and which service provider we need to sign up with to try and get as much coverage as we can, but it is still really frustrating. Well, poor mobile phone coverage will be on the agenda across the central west for the next couple of days. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Communications, Paul Fletcher, is touring towns in the Hume and Calare electorates. I caught up with him a short time ago before he jumped on a plane to come to Orange, and asked him about the government’s mobile coverage program.
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?