| May 24, 2016

Drum welcomes better mobile coverage commitment

24 May 2016

Damian Drum, The Nationals candidate for Murray, has welcomed the Coalition Government’s investment of an additional $60 million to fix mobile black spots.

“Additional funding to fix mobile phone blackspots will go a long way to relieving a burden faced by regional communities,” Mr Drum said.

“Country people should not be forced to travel long distances, stand on fence posts or climb onto their roof just to make a phone call.

“It is why I highlighted the importance of additional towers for Murray with Minister for Regional Communications Fiona Nash on her visit to the electorate in April.”

Korong Vale in the west of Murray and Bunnaloo just to the north already received funding from the Coalition’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, which is now worth $220 million.

“The Nationals, in a Federal Coalition Government, have been proactive in delivering better mobile phone coverage for regional areas – but there’s plenty more that can be done,” Mr Drum said.

“Additional investment will ensure better access to a service that is vital for personal safety, to run a business, and to connect with family and friends.”

 

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