Senate debates

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Questions without Notice


2:38 pm

Photo of Helen CoonanHelen Coonan (NSW, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Barnett for the supplementary. I can inform him that there are no alternative detailed policies at all, that I am aware of. It is now 90 days since Labor’s hollow press release and I now call on Senator Conroy not to hold back, don’t be shy, show us Labor’s coverage maps and show us Labor’s costings to back up your claims. Tell us who will be in and who will be left behind, and tell us what will be fibre and, now, what will be wireless. Here is a test for the Labor Party; Labor must now put up or shut up on broadband. Labor has been caught spruiking a broadband story that does not stack up. The Australian public deserve better than a flimsy, uncosted, untested and incomplete proposal that leaves 25 per cent of Australians without a service.


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