Constituency question: Mobile phone blackspots

Extracted form Hansard
06 February 2018

Constituency Question – Mobile phone blackspots

My constituency question is for the Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy in the other place. I seek the latest information on how the minister plans to improve mobile phone reception in the South-West Coast electorate when the state government goes it alone on mobile blackspot funding. I noticed over the summer break the government said it was pulling out Victorian funding from the federal government’s program because it believes it can do a better job for regional Victoria. I want to know exactly how the government plans to do a better job and how mobile phone service in my electorate will be improved, given there are a number of blackspots across South-West Coast.