Joanne Ryan MP
Federal Member for Lalor
Joanne Ryan MP

BROKEN PROMISES FOR LALOR ON NBN

There are no new suburbs in Lalor that have been added to the latest NBN rollout map.

This map has just been released by NBN Co and our area will be stuck with poor broadband quality and access until at least 2016.

That is despite Malcolm Turnbull promising that areas that had the poorest broadband like Point Cook, Hoppers Crossing, Little River and Laverton would get the NBN first.

In addition to Point Cook, Hoppers Crossing, Little River and Laverton, large areas of Werribee, Wyndham Vale, Tarneit, Truganina and Werribee South will also miss out.

The NBN provision that is available in Lalor was commenced under the previous Labor Government.

In one of Malcolm Turnbull’s first speeches as Communications Minister, he said:

“Addressing these underserviced areas first is a key objective of our NBN policy.”

Malcolm Turnbull, CommsDay Conference, 18 November 2013

He has now broken that promise and our area is paying the price for the Abbott Government’s lies.

The Abbott Government has also broken their promise that every Australian would have access to the NBN by 2016.

Before the election Tony Abbott said:

“Under the Coalition, by 2016…there will be minimum download speeds of 25 megabits… We will deliver a minimum of 25 megabits…by the end of our first term.”

Tony Abbott, Coalition Policy Launch, 9 April 2013

The people of Lalor might not have liked the Coalition’s second rate NBN plan, but they were told they would get it by 2016.

The Abbott Government won the election promising everyone would have the NBN by the next election. They lied.

According to these reports, less than a half of all Australian households will have the NBN by the time of the next election.

This Government has lied about health funding, lied about education funding, lied about cutting the pension, lied about cutting the ABC and SBS and they have lied about the NBN.

For more information on the Abbott Government's broken promises visit http://www.abbottslies.com.au/

If you have any broadband problems please do not hesitate to contact my office.

 


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