Access to reliable, affordable internet has become vital to our everyday lives.
Whether it is people trying to run a business, children trying to do their homework or even simply trying to communicate with friends and family, so much of our lives is now online.
For years Central Victoria has experienced significant problems with connectivity and unreliable internet access. Even with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), I know many people across the Bendigo electorate continue to have negative internet experience.
Due to the high number of complaints my office was receiving about NBN, I launched a survey to learn more about Central Victorians' internet and telecommunications experience. Over 3000 people responded and the damning results can be found here.
Do you want to see more reliable, affordable internet access in Central Victoria? Click here to sign my petition.Read more
Every student in the Bendigo electorate deserves a quality learning environment and I believe this can only be achieved through the full roll out of the original needs-based Gonski funding reforms.
The Liberal National Government’s new funding arrangement for schools is not “needs-based” and in fact all Bendigo electorate public and Catholic schools are worse off under this funding model.
I am proud Australia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world – not only are our outcomes significantly better, but our spending as a percentage of GDP is lower than the worldwide average.
Yet the Abbott-Turnbull Government is determined to see the Americanisation of our universal health system. The US healthcare system is famously unfair, costs more and doesn’t meet the majority of the population’s health needs.
Medicare is under attack from this Liberal Government.