Everyone has role to play to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across Australia

The Australian Government has taken significant steps to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and delay community transmission across the country. “The core objective is to slow the spread of coronavirus in Australia by taking additional steps to delay the impact and slow the rate of growth of the virus,” Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie…

Red Tape Cut, Access Easier For Bushfire Affected Small Businesses

The Liberal-National government today announced a new $10,000 grant and simplified access to existing loans and other services for small businesses affected by recent bushfires including the Upper Murray. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said today’s support is in response to feedback from fire affected communities to help them get through the recovery as…

Mobile coverage boosted as Baranduda Range base station switched on

People living and travelling between Wodonga and Beechworth now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said a new macro base station switched on this month will significantly improve phone service along the Beechworth-Wodonga Road black spot zone and…

More Funding For Upper Murray and North East Council For Bushfire Recovery

The Towong, Wodonga, Alpine, Indigo, Wangaratta and Mansfield councils in Victoria will receive further bushfire recovery funding from a $17 million fund through The National Bushfire Recovery Agency. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the extra funding ranging from $275,000 to $200,000 per council will help with the local recovery.  Under the latest $17…

Safer Internet Day 2020: Starting The Chat For Online Safety

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed today’s launch of an internet safety initiative targeting young people including those from country areas.    According to research from Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, children are regularly exposed to harmful online experiences with 28 per cent of parents aware their child has had a negative experience online. As part of…

Regional Victorians To Benefit From Free Access To Glucose Monitoring Devices

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed news that regional Victorians with type one diabetes will be among those to soon get free access to glucose monitoring devices, thanks to the Liberal-National Government’s $300 million Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative. The FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring device measures glucose levels without the use of lancets, test…

Students Encouraged To Claim Assistance Early

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, encourages regional students planning to start tertiary education this year to lodge their claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy now.   Youth Allowance provides financial assistance for eligible young people who pursue further study or an apprenticeship after leaving school. Austudy provides assistance to eligible students and apprentices aged 25…