I have made protecting the character of our community one of my key objectives since becoming the Federal Member for Fisher.

This has meant fighting for the community infrastructure our Sunshine Coast needs and deserves, as well as standing up for our unique natural assets, accessibility, and way of life.

One of the issues for which I have long advocated is an improvement to our telecommunications services, including mobile phone service, particularly west of the highway in our beautiful Fisher hinterland.

I raised my daughters in that hinterland, and recall then, just as I do now, the challenges faced in studying, running a business, and managing a busy household.

I’ve been proud to secure new mobile phone services in Conondale, Kenilworth, Glenview, Caloundra South and Caloundra West, Beerwah, Glass House Mountains, Peachester, Beerburrum and more of our communities on the range and along the coast.

But there is obviously more to be done. 

The previous Coalition Government provided for an additional $811.8 million to connect regional Australia, in addition to our highly successful Mobile Black Spot, Peri-Urban Mobile, STAND and Regional Connectivity Programs.

Meanwhile, Labor have abandoned regional Australia

They have SLASHED the Mobile Black Spot Program in the 2024-25 budget. 

They’re cutting the Better Regional Connectivity programs from 2027.

And in their last round of mobile service upgrades, 75% of projects occurred in Labor electorates. 3/4 upgrades in Labor seats. No regard for regional Queensland. No regard for the Sunshine Coast. No regard for the communities who need mobile service upgrades the most.

If you, like me, believe that the community of Fisher needs access to functional, reliable and affordable mobile phone service, then join me in singing the petition below.

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