Opinion: “Go buy a generator” poor response to regional power woes

Regional power outages have been a hot topic in recent weeks, for good reason. Hundreds of separate outages across the State in recent months have been infuriating for regional residents as they sweltered through the hottest summer on record without access to telecommunications, refrigeration, or air conditioning. Frequent outages have seen hospitality businesses and supermarkets…

Federal funding boost delivers $1.3 billion for regional communication

The Opposition has welcomed Commonwealth funding of $1.3 billion to enhance regional telecommunications in last week’s Federal Budget. Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Martin Aldridge MLC said improving regional connectivity was vital to ensure families, business and communities had access to reliable and high-speed communications. “The 2021 Regional Telecommunications Review emphasised the importance of reliable,…