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   10   Mobile Black Spot Program

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mrs Marino—That this House:

(1)        recognises the vital importance of mobile phone coverage to people living, working and travelling in regional and remote parts of the country;

(2)        notes that:

(a)        the Government has committed $220 million to the Mobile Black Spot Program to invest in telecommunications infrastructure that improves mobile coverage across Australia;

(b)        over 600 base stations have already been activated under the program; and

(c)        base stations constructed under the program have already connected approximately 10,800 Triple Zero emergency calls; and

(3)        calls on the Government to maintain its commitment to regional communications—

Debate resumed.

Debate adjourned, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.