Helping young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness into work

A dedicated headspace program will continue to assist young people in Bendigo experiencing mental illness to join the workforce, thanks to a $1.06m investment from the Australian Government. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said both the Bendigo and Ballarat headspace sites would run the Individual Placement and Support Program to address…

More community pharmacies and additional GPs to deliver COVID-19 vaccines

Thousands of community pharmacies and additional GPs across Australia, including Victoria will be invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This additional workforce will be brought on-board to support pharmacies and GPs already delivering COVID-19 vaccines in cities, regional, rural and remote areas, as well as areas with an outbreak. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator…

Applications now open for Black Summer Bushfire Grants to help North East Victoria communities’ recovery

Applications are now open for North East Victoria communities recovering from the Black Summer bushfires to apply for funding under an Australian Government grants program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said applications for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants program are now open to community organisations, businesses and councils…

Northern Victorian community groups receive support from Inland Rail

Image courtesy of Euroa Men’s Shed Inc Inland Rail is supporting northern Victorian communities with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) donating more than $23,000 to seven community groups in the latest rounds of their Community Sponsorships and Donations program. Community initiatives in northern Victoria to receive funding include the: $4,000 for Euroa Men’s Shed…

Additional $2.7 million for critical Indi child care services

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Bridget McKenzie today announced the allocation of an additional $2,778,907 to support vital child care services in Indi and help meet the needs of local families. The Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator said over a dozen services will receive funding through the Liberal and National Government’s…

Victorian Government Deals Another Blow To Local Timber Industry

The Victorian State Labor Government has undercut Australian businesses, after selecting to use imported timber for the construction of Melbourne Metro’s new Anzac Station, rather than hardwood sustainably grown and processed in Victoria. Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said the decision to use engineered timber from the German company, Hess Timber undermines…