Local rage over repeated broadband delay
The Labor Government is ‘pork barrelling' seats of Ministers to save them at the next election. As a result Coalition seats, including Dickson, are again facing a very long wait for broadband.
Dickson first faced delay when the Labor Government cancelled the Howard Government's contract with the OPEL consortium to deliver a broadband network in outer suburban and rural and remote Australia by 2009. Had this contract proceeded, hundreds of thousands of homes would now be receiving broadband services - instead many now face a long wait before services are available under Labor's NBN.
The Federal Member for Dickson, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, has stated that the electorate is again facing delay because of the politicised rollout, despite being one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas.