Senate debates

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Questions without Notice


2:39 pm

Photo of Fiona NashFiona Nash (NSW, National Party, Deputy Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

And I was delighted to be able to make this announcement with my colleague the member for Groom, John McVeigh, in Toowoomba, where people were delighted with the improvements. If those on the other side ever got out to regional Australia, they might know how pleased people are with their internet services.

The NFF CEO, Tony Mahar, said: 'When the data limit increase was announced, we were delighted. This is a huge step forward.' Internet user Ali Briggs from Condamine in Queensland said:

The data increase is a game-changer for us … I will be able to continue to work remotely from home; our children will be able to access online homework tasks; we can read cattle market reports, online news; do online banking …

Kristy Sparrow from BIRRR said it felt like Christmas had come early. She said, 'It was wonderful to log on to see all the data there.' That's the response. Regional people are delighted with what the coalition government is doing.


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