Productivity Commission recommends winding up telecommunications USO

Member for the Agricultural Region and Commerce spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said has welcomed recommendations by the Productivity Commission to wind up the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation (TUSO). Mr Aldridge said if implemented, the recommendation could deliver a guaranteed baseline service for both voice and data for the first time.After giving evidence to the…

More Bushfire Summits needed for adequate regional input

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, expressed his disappointment over the limited number of regionally based attendees invited to the Bushfire Mitigation Summit held in Mandurah. Mr Redman said he was surprised and astounded that many bushfire brigades in his electorate were not invited to the McGowan Government’s ‘once off’ Bushfire Summit. “Bushfire mitigation strategies and…

Where is the Federal funding for regional telecommunications?

Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, stated he was disappointed that the newly released Federal budget outlined underwhelming funding for mobile communication towers.  “You would think that something as fundamental as regional communications would be a priority,” Mr Redman said.  Up-to-date communication technology is vital for regional businesses, agricultural practices and tourism, as well as the…

Terry Redman acknowledges volunteers

Volunteers – the lifeblood of our communities.   Speaking to many volunteers around the Warren-Blackwood, I often hear them say, “I get out of it more than I put in”.  This is such a humble response to the many hours they so generously contribute to our communities.   Friendship, connection, feeling useful and being valued…