Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network. Connecting with the community: Malcolm Turnbull, pictured with Chifley candidate Isabelle White (middle) and Marise Payne (right) hosted a communications forum in St Marys last week to discuss matters associated with the national broadband network.
FEDERAL Labor MP Ed Husic has hit back in response to the Coalition’s claims broadband speeds are inadequate for many homes and businesses in his Chifley electorate.
Preliminary results in the Coalition’s nationwide broadband survey revealed postcode 2761 was one of the worst served postcodes in the electorate.
It includes Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Plumpton and Oakhurst.
Orchard Hills (postcode 2748) is one of the worst affected areas in the Lindsay electorate, where 160 constituents have already responded to the survey.
Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull hosted a forum at St Marys last week with Senator Marise Payne and the Liberal candidates for Chifley and Lindsay, Isabelle White and Fiona Scott.
Attendees raised concerns about the lack of broadband coverage and budget over-runs for the national broadband network.
Inadequate broadband coverage in new housing estates such as Ropes Crossing was a hot topic.
“Ultimately, home owners will be better off under a future coalition government because we will be able to deliver the national broadband network sooner, cheaper for taxpayers and more affordably for consumers,” Mr Turnbull said.
Mr Husic said fixing broadband blackspots in Chifley was one of his priorities.
“I’ve spoken up for these communities and made sure their complaints were dealt with, regardless of who is in government,” he said.
“Under Liberal governments, suburbs in Chifley were ‘broadband wastelands’,” Mr Husic said.
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