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30 October, 2014
Geelong Advertiser: Nat senator calls for Uni case rethink
THE Abbott Government has been told by one of its own senators to tweak higher education reforms to make sure a university education was still accessible for as many people as possible. Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie chairs a parliamentary committee that wants the government to give regional ... Read more
29 October, 2014
AFR editorial: The cost of opportunity
Gough Whitlam's vision of free university education was affordable when only about 5 per cent of the population was going to higher education. But with the proportion now close to 40 per cent, changes being put to Parliament by Education Minister Christopher Pyne are essential to maintain a high-qua... Read more
29 October, 2014
BY Katina Curtis The Abbott government has been told by one of its own senators to tweak higher education reforms to make sure a university education is still accessible for as many people as possible. Nationals senator Bridget McKenzie chairs a pa... Read more
28 October, 2014
Senate report on higher education reforms released
The Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee's report into the Government's higher education reforms is now available. The report broadly supports the reforms after extensive consultation with higher education and other stakeholders. For details, visit: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliam... Read more
28 October, 2014
A future with choice is better than a present facing a decline in public funding. This is a crucial week for Australia. At stake is whether a viable higher education system can endure. Though much rhetoric focuses on the Whitlam promise of free high... Read more
18 January, 2014
INDIGENOUS Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion visited Bendigo on Friday. Mr Scullion and Senator Bridget McKenzie dropped into Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative.  The pair toured both faci... Read more
18 January, 2014
Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion wants to create jobs and has told Goulburn Valley organisations the endless pursuit of training won’t be funded unless it leads to employment. Mr Scullion yesterday made good on a pre-election... Read more
13 January, 2014
NATIONALS Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has voiced her support for the Victorian Government’s application for a cattle grazing trial in the Victorian Alpine National Park. Ms McKenzie attended the Mountain Cattlemen’s Association... Read more
09 January, 2014
VICTORIA'S High Country will play host to the Mountain Cattlemen's Association Annual Festival this weekend, when thousands of people come together to celebrate the proud tradition of our mountain cattlemen. Graziers have taken cattle into and a... Read more
24 December, 2013
SPC Ardmona is facing more apparent hurdles in its quest for protection from cheap overseas imports and co-investment funds from the Federal Government.  The company has received negative decisions from the Productivity Commission and the Anti-Du... Read more
23 December, 2013
While much of the focus after the federal election was on the appointment of just one woman to cabinet, elsewhere in the government female representation actually increased. The Nationals welcomed a third woman into their party room in September, wh... Read more
23 December, 2013
In light of the recognised pressures on domestic manufacturing, it’s timely to reaffirm the importance of food manufacturing to the Goulburn Valley's future. The iconic SPC Ardmona, along with dairy processing, is central to achieving a prosperous ec... Read more
20 December, 2013
FEDERAL cabinet has demanded new assurances from Coca-Cola Amatil to justify taxpayer aid for its fruit processing division in another sign of Tony Abbott's hard line on industry assistance. The move clears the way for a renewed cabinet debate next... Read more
20 December, 2013
Coca-Cola Amatil has agreed to a number of conditions put by the government to clear the way for a taxpayer cash injection into its fruit canning ­subsidiary SPC Ardmona, putting pressure on the federal cabinet to approve the deal when it next meets ... Read more
13 December, 2013
HEALTH Minister Peter Dutton is facing a backbench revolt with demands he dump proposed packaging requirements that use a star system to show the nutritional value of food. Mr Dutton will meet with his state colleagues today as part of the Counci... Read more
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