Asbestos Awareness Month (Asbestos Diseases Research Institute) CLICK HERE
E-Tea! (Epilepsy Action Australia) CLICK HERE
Learn on the Loo (WaterAid Australia) CLICK HERE
Lung Health Awareness Month (Lung Foundation Australia) CLICK HERE
Movember (Movember Foundation) CLICK HERE
National Adoption Awareness Month (Adopt Change)1st – 31st November CLICK HERE
National Novel Writing Month (Office of Letters and Light) CLICK HERE
World Vegan Month (Vegan Society) CLICK HERE
Algeria Revolution Day, 1st November
All Saints Day (Christian) 1st November CLICK HERE
Antigua and Barbuda Independence Day 1st November
International Drug Users Day 1st November CLICK HERE
World Vegan Day 1st November CLICK HERE
All Saint’s Day (Christian) 2nd November CLICK HERE
International Day to End Crimes Against Journalists (UN) 2nd November CLICK HERE
Dominica Independence Day 3th November
National Others Week (Global Care) 4th – 10th November CLICK HERE
Diabetes Australia Walk to Work Day 5th November CLICK HERE
World Tsunami Awareness Day (UN) 5th November CLICK HERE
International Volunteer Managers Day 5th November CLICK HERE
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (UN) 6th November CLICK HERE
Diwali (Hindu, Jain & Sikh) 7th November CLICK HERE
Cambodia Independence Day 9th November
Australian Food Safety Week (Food Safety Information Council) 10th - 17th November CLICK HERE
Thank NICU (Australian Neonatal Intensive Care Units) 10th November CLICK HERE
World Science Day for Peace and Development (UN) 10th November CLICK HERE
Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week (PANDA ) 11th - 17th November CLICK HERE
Alopecia Awareness Week (Variety) 11th - 18th November CLICK HERE
Angola Independence Day, 11th November
Remembrance Day 11th November CLICK HERE
Antibiotic Awareness Week (NPS MedicineWise) 12th - 18th November CLICK HERE
National Recycling Week (Planet Ark) 12th - 18th November CLICK HERE
Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha’i) 12th November CLICK HERE
World Pneumonia Day (UN) 12th November CLICK HERE
World Kindness Day (Australian Kindness Movement) 13th November CLICK HERE
World Diabetes Day (UN) 14th November CLICK HERE
Nativity Fast (Orthodox Christian) 15th November – 24th December CLICK HERE
International Day for Tolerance (UN) 16th November CLICK HERE
World Philosophy Day (UN) 16th November CLICK HERE
World Prematurity Day (National Premmie Foundation) 17th November CLICK HERE
27th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March (Woman’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services) 17th November CLICK HERE
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (UN) 18th November CLICK HERE
Latvia Independence Day (Republic of Latvia Proclamation Day) 18 November
Oman National Day 18th November
Monaco National Day (Saint Rainier's Day) 19th November
Red Ribbon for Road Safety (Western Australian Local Governments Association) 19th November to 5th January CLICK HERE
World Toilet Day (UN) 19th November CLICK HERE
Africa Industrialization Day (UN) 20th November CLICK HERE
Universal Children's Day (UN) 20th November CLICK HERE
Mawlid an Nabi (Islam) 20th - 21st November 2018 CLICK HERE
World Television Day (UN) 21st November CLICK HERE
DineSmart (StreetSmart) 21st November to 31st December CLICK HERE
Lebanon Independence Day 22nd November
Thanksgiving (USA) 22nd November
Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Birthday (Sikh) 23rd November CLICK HERE
Bosnia and Herzegovina Statehood Day, 25th November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (UN) 25th November CLICK HERE
Orange Day (UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign) 25th November CLICK HERE
Feast of Christ the King (Christian) 25th November CLICK HERE
Suriname Independence Day 25th November
White Ribbon Day (White Ribbon Foundation) 25th November CLICK HERE
Day of the Covenant (Baha'i) 26th November CLICK HERE
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i) 28th November CLICK HERE
Albania Independence Day 28th November
Mauritania Independence Day 28th November
Timor-Leste Proclamation of Independence Day 28th November
International Day of Solidarity With the Palestinian People (UN) 29th November CLICK HERE
Barbados Independence Day 30th November
Gita Jayanti (Hindu) 30th November CLICK HERE
International Computer Security Day 30th November CLICK HERE
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (UN) 30th November CLICK HERE
St Andrew's Day (Scotland) 30th November CLICK HERE
SOURCES & FURTHER INFORMATION
CIA World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
United Nations International Days Calendar http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-days/
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The fourth round of submissions for the Mobile Blackspot Program closed a few weeks ago, and I hope people who have blackspots in their area nominated that location for funding consideration.
There are still areas of real concern throughout the electorate, and there are certainly some sites that I will be pushing for, but we are making progress.
Since the Liberal Government was elected in 2013, a priority has been to get comprehensive mobile phone coverage throughout the regions. It’s important for so many reasons -- fast and reliable connection is vital for businesses and our agricultural, mining and tourism industries. People in the regions need to be able to maintain social contact in this digital age. And it’s important to be able to communicate swiftly and reliably in times of emergency.
I can sympathise with people who have inadequate or non-existent mobile coverage. At my farmhouse just 8km from Katanning, getting mobile coverage means going out into the paddock, or climbing a tree along the driveway! But I’m better off than many who still have no coverage at all.
We’re getting there, though. In O’Connor, 73 towers have been completed, and another 13 are under construction. They are slated for completion by June 30 next year. So by the middle of next year, 86 towers will have been built under the federal Black Spot Program throughout O’Connor since 2013. I’m working hard to ensure we are favourably treated when the decisions are made following this last round.
Given the previous Labor Government didn’t invest one cent in mobile phone towers, that’s a pretty good outcome. When the 86th tower goes on line, we will have good coverage across the electorate.
I’ve spoken with Communications Minister Mitch Fifield about our needs, and he has visited O’Connor on several occasions and witnessed first-hand how important reliable communications is. As usual, though, we are competing for funds with other regional electorates in other States.
It’s not all about physical mobile phone towers. As technology improves, so do our communication options. I’m hopeful we can fill in a few more holes in this fourth round of funding.
For myself, there are certainly some locations where coverage is needed to improve people’s safety. There are also areas that are strategically important for our economic advancement, education, health care and other community services. I’ve worked hard since my election in 2013 to ensure people in the bush have access to reliable communication services. This is my commitment to the people of O’Connor and this is what I will continue to deliver.
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