Broken promises leave Western Australians waiting for the real NBN

Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare and Senator for Western Australia Joe Bullock will host a forum in Mirabooka tonight to hear from Western Australians who have poor internet access and still have no idea when Malcolm Turnbull’s second rate NBN will get to them.

More than 14,000 homes and businesses in areas like Edgewater, Kingsley, Landsdale, Woodvale were slated to get the super-fast Fibre-to-the-Premises NBN by the end of June 2016 under the former Labor Government.

Residents in these areas were cruelly ripped off the map by Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull and the latest version of the NBN rollout plan sent to internet service providers shows that construction will not even commence in these suburbs until the third quarter of 2016 at the earliest.

Rubbing salt into the wound, these residents and businesses will miss out on the real NBN and will instead have to rely on a second rate old copper system.

The Abbott Government has not just broken the promises they made on education, health and pensions. They have also broken their promises on the NBN.

Before the election Tony Abbott promised that all Western Australians would have access to the NBN by the end of 2016. They admitted at the end of 2013 that they would be breaking this promise.

All Western Australians have gotten from Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and the WA Liberal team are lies and broken promises. Western Australians deserve better.