SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
LABOR SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FOWLER
CHRIS HAYES MP
MEMBER FOR FOWLER
LABOR TO BOOST FULL-FIBRE ACCESS IN FOWLER
Reliable, quality, high speed internet is not a luxury or a nice-to-have — it’s essential 21st century economic infrastructure.
This is why an Albanese Labor Government will invest $2.4 billion to expand fibre access for 1.5 million premises across the country.
Labor’s candidate for Fowler at the next election, Senator Kristina Keneally, said that Labor’s plan will boost fibre access in Fowler and offer residents, who rely on copper wire, the choice of having optical fibre connected to their home if they want faster speeds that their copper connection cannot deliver.
“Our plan will see full-fibre access made available in Liverpool, and offers significant potential to extend fibre into suburbs such as Cabramatta, Chipping Norton, Canley Vale, Prairiewood, Bossley Park, which the Morrison-Joyce Government is leaving out of the upgrade plan,” Senator Keneally said.
Senator Keneally went on to say, “Labor will also keep the NBN in public ownership to ensure the company remains focused on improving the network and keeping prices affordable.”
Member for Fowler, Chris Hayes MP, who is retiring at the next election, said, "There is a technology repair job that needs to be done, and public ownership of the NBN provides the certainty needed to pursue that job."
“Privatising the NBN, as the Liberals plan to do, would be a bad outcome for Australian families and small businesses. Just look at what the Liberals and Barnaby Joyce did with the sale of Telstra.
“Since that time, Australia has slipped to 58th in the world on broadband speeds and ranks 32nd out of 37 OECD nations.”
It’s clear Morrison and Joyce cannot be trusted to deliver technology. For them, it’s always about politics, and never about the Australian people.
Australia deserves a government that sees and uses technology as a tool for social and economic progress – that is what Labor will deliver.
THURSDAY 25 NOVEMBER, 2021