Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Questions without Notice


2:37 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

We on this side of the chamber make no apologies for improving access to technology that improves the quality of life for families and businesses small and large. Just yesterday, I spoke about a young family who moved to Minnamurra from Sydney because of the advantages that the NBN offered them at work and home. I am happy to advise that another small business has relocated part of its operations to the Minnamurra-Kiama Downs region, given the poor broadband they had previous­ly experienced. Shepherd and Shepherd, a small consulting business, is now looking at expanding into international operations through remote training and videocon­ferencing. This is what they had to say in yesterday's Illawarra Mercury: 'We could have that workshop without the physical presence of that instructor in the room.' (Time expired)


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