I have provided references for a number of candidates who are competing to be preselected as the Liberal candidate for the state electorate of Ku-ring-gai.
I have done this to provide information to the preselectors about candidates I know and have worked with in the context our local Liberal Party activities.
It is pleasing that there is a strong field of candidates.
The successful candidate will be chosen by Liberal Party members through the Liberal Party’s democratic process.
The decision as to who should be the Liberal candidate for Ku-ring-gai is one for preselectors and not for me. It would be inappropriate for me to back any particular candidate.
Speech to the Carly Ryan Foundation ‘Thread’ App Launch
Minister Rankine, my federal parliamentary colleague Senator Nick Xenophon, of course Sonia Ryan the inspirational director of the Carly Ryan Foundation, other distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to be here at the launch of “Thread” – this exciting new app which will be an important way for children and young adults to keep connected and keep safe.
If you go to their website, you find that the vision of Carly Ryan Foundation is ‘to create a positive experience online for all children, teens and young adults.’
I would like to reflect on that for a moment.
Speech to the Spectrum Review Workshop
I am pleased to join you at this industry workshop as part of the government’s review of how we regulate radiofrequency spectrum.
If you had predicted, fifty years ago, that large companies would pay hundreds of millions of dollars for the right to use an asset which you cannot see or touch, you would have been met with considerable scepticism.
Look at the way television licences were granted in Australia in the nineteen fifties. These rights to use the scarce broadcasting spectrum were the essential element to what would become extremely valuable businesses – yet in the main, they were simply handed out to existing media companies.
Sky News AM Agenda Transcript, Wednesday 21 January 2015
Kieran Gilbert: This is AM Agenda. With me now: Labor frontbencher Amanda Rishworth and also the Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher. Good morning to you both. Amanda, first to you on this report in the Australian Newspaper suggesting the Governments’ willing to compromise further on the issue of higher education reform and not go ahead with those 20% cuts in terms of university funding. That would make their proposals on higher education more palatable wouldn’t it?
Paul Fletcher welcomes NSW Government decision to approve NorthConnex subject to conditions
Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher, has welcomed the NSW Government’s decision to grant planning approval for construction of NorthConnex, the $3 billion motorway which will link the M1 at Wahroonga and the M2 at Pennant Hills.
“This very important project has been backed with a commitment of $405 million by the Abbott Government federally, and of $405 million by the Baird Government in NSW,” said Mr Fletcher.Tags: NorthconnexRead 103 times Read more...