Michelle Rowland MP
Shadow Minister for Communications
Federal Member for Greenway
26 February 2020
MICHELLE ROWLAND MPSHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONSMEMBER FOR GREENWAYCOALITION DECEIVES REGIONAL AUSTRALIA ON BROADBAND TAX
The Coalition needs to explain why they’re introducing a $7 per month broadband tax on 1 July, while cutting regional NBN investment at the same time.
Reports today detail a decision by NBNCo to cut regional funding by $200 million and attempts to conceal this by omitting key information from the 2020 Corporate Plan.
This comes as reports also reveal NBNCo is now chasing taxpayer funded grants to upgrade parts of the fixed wireless network before the rollout is even complete.
If the fixed-wireless network needs upgrading, why was $200 million worth of capital investment in that network cut?
Whether it’s broadband or energy, the Coalition is driving up prices, playing politics with technology, and misleading regional Australians. They don’t have a plan for the country – just a marketing plan for themselves.
WEDNESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2020
Authorised by P. Erickson, ALP, Canberra