Federal Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, released a statement pertaining to her election to the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Ms Wicks described her election as a privilege and assured that the Committee was still dedicated to bringing families and businesses across Australia reliable and affordable broadband as soon as possible. “My electorate of Robertson has been at the forefront of the NBN rollout, with suburbs like Woy Woy and Gosford among the first to log on to high speed internet,” Ms Wicks said.
“The NBN has the potential to connect even more premises right around Australia to the global market place, generating local jobs and opportunities, while making life easier through improved access to online services. “I also believe this Committee has an opportunity to be a thorough, reasoned platform for debate, while delivering direct input from the community into Parliament through hearings and submissions. “I look forward to working closely with all members of the Committee, and congratulate the Member for Fremantle on his election as Deputy Chair,” Ms Wicks said.
Media statement, Oct 13, 2016 Tim Sowden, Office of Lucy Wicks MP