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nbn three year rollout announcement
Parliament House, Canberra
16 October 2015
E & OE
nbn three year rollout plan, ISIL, online security
Today nbn is
announcing its three-year construction forecast which will deliver 7.5 million
premises over the next three years. That’s in addition to the 1.3 million
premises that currently have access and the 700,000 that are in construction.
So by the end of September 2018 there will be about 9.5 million premises which
will either have access or work will be under construction.
does this access mean for the everyday person?
means for the everyday person is that they can have fast broadband. Under the
model that this Government is pursuing people will get nationwide access to
fast broadband six to eight years earlier than they would under the approach of
Stephen Conroy and the Labor Party. So they’ll get it sooner and it will also
be cheaper. Our proposition will be about 20 to 30 billion dollars less cost
than under the Labor Party.
So how is it
being made possible that it is being rolled out quicker than Labor’s plans
Well we don’t have a focus on a
single technology which is what Labor had with fibre to the premises. We’re
pursuing a multi-technology mix approach which means the nbn has the capacity
to pick the technology that can deploy the nbn fastest and at lowest cost to
people’s premises. That’s great news and with this three year rollout plan for
the first time we will have HFC, the TV cables, as part of the rollout plan.
And using that HFC, which Labor weren’t, is one of the reasons why we can roll
the nbn out much faster.
Yesterday when I spoke with Greg
Moriarty, he was talking about ISIL and the way that they’re using online to
attract especially younger people now. What exactly is the Government doing
when it comes to working with social networks and the online world to try and
curb this threat?
The Prime Minister met yesterday
with security agency chiefs, both Commonwealth and State, to look at the full
range of things that the law enforcement agencies and communities can do
together to combat avenues of radicalisation. And obviously the way that social
media and the internet is used is one of those areas that is being looked at.
And just quickly, there’s
discussion this morning that the control order should be brought down to the
age of 12. The Government appears open to that, according to Justice Minister
Michael Keenan. Is that something that you understand to be the case?
I think it’s important to rely on
the advice of security agencies and officials. I know that’s what the Prime
Minister, the Attorney General and Justice Minister Keenan are doing.
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