The outcomes of the Abbott government's mobile black spot program, announced recently, were well ahead of expectations.
Federal Member for Bradfield, Paul Fletcher MP today announced that nine local schools in the Bradfield electorate had signed up to be a part of Sporting Schools, the biggest change to school sport in over a decade as part of a $100 million Abbott Government initiative to keep kids fit, healthy and happy.
Local community groups in Bradfield will be able to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 to fund small capital projects under the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Programme.
New legislation to enhance online safety for children takes effect from 1 July 2015, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Paul Fletcher said today.
The Abbott Government will commit $60 million for Round 2 of the successful Mobile Black Spot Programme, with funding available over a two year period from 1 July 2016.
The Abbott Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme will deliver almost 500 new or upgraded mobile base stations around Australia – 429 Telstra base stations and 70 Vodafone base stations.
MALCOLM TURNBULL: Well ladies and gentlemen thank you very much, I'm here with the Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Paul Fletcher to make a really exciting announcement that is going to be so important for regional Australia.