I want to address a number of matters that have been raised by members today. The member for Scullin raised questions about the funding that is available to the state of Victoria.
I would like to address a number of the matters that have been raised in this debate today, but I want to start by addressing the matter of the East West Link, which was raised by the member for Shortland.
I thank the shadow minister for the opportunity to respond on the question of the multi-technology mix which characterises the NBN, which is being rolled out by the Turnbull government.
Mr COLEMAN (Banks): My question is to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure. Will the minister update the House on the progress of Western Sydney Airport? How will this nation-building project deliver on the government's economic plan?
Recently, I had the great pleasure to be at the opening of the Sydney Taiwan Festival. This is the fifth Sydney Taiwan Festival to have been held. It was held in Victoria Avenue in Chatswood, which is at the southern end of my electorate and at the northern end of the electorate of my very good friend the member for North Sydney. In fact, both the member for North Sydney and I were present at this very important event.
Is there a more depressing job than being Labor's shadow minister for communications, trying to defend Labor's disastrous record of NBN incompetence and trying to distract people from the relentless and ever-increasing NBN rollout?
Mr VAN MANEN (Forde): My question is to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure. During the election the Turnbull government announced a $215 million commitment to upgrading the M1 Pacific Motorway in Logan and the Gold Coast. Will the minister reaffirm this $215 million commitment, and advise what steps he is taking to ensure the people of Logan and the Gold Coast see this upgrade happen?
The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Television and Radio Licence Fees) Bill 2016 will implement a 25 per cent reduction in the licence fees payable by the commercial television and radio broadcasters by amending the Television Licence Fees Act 1964 and the Radio Licence Fees Act 1964 .
Mrs WICKS (Robertson): My question is to the Minister for Urban» «Infrastructure» representing the Minister for Communications. Will the minister further update the
House on the strong progress of the NBN rollout under the Turnbull government? Is the minister aware of any alternative approaches?