Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

New Analysis shows Minister Directed 100% of Mobile Black Spot Funding in Victoria to Labor seats

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland has been caught red-handed allocating 100% of mobile black spot funding to Labor seats in Victoria.

Under the Improving Mobile Coverage Round of the Mobile Black Spot Program, all locations to receive funding on the Minister’s handpicked list in Victoria are in Labor seats.

Shadow Communications Minister David Coleman said that this was another example of Labor’s rorting of the Mobile Black Spot Program.

“A clear majority of regional Victorians live outside of Labor electorates, and yet Labor has allocated 100% of funding in the state to its own seats,” Mr Coleman said.

“There is only one possible explanation for this: the political misuse of the program by the Minister.”

Many locations in regional Victoria require black spot funding, including in bushfire-affected communities.

“Given the serious threats to Victorian communities, it’s dangerous and negligent to have a Minister hand-picking mobile black spot locations for Labor colleagues,” Mr Coleman said.

“Minister Rowland is supposed to be the Minister for Communications for the whole country – not just the Minister for Communications in Labor Electorates.”

The Hon. David Coleman MP
Federal Member for Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications