Dedicated mental health training for undergraduate nurses

The Coalition Government is strengthening its commitment to Australia’s health workforce by providing $128,000 to deliver mental health course materials in undergraduate nursing degrees. The Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie said the funding would be provided to the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses to undertake the Improving Mental Health Content in Undergraduate…

29 new mobile base stations go live

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the switch on of 29 new mobile base stations during February, thanks to the Australian Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  “The base stations are delivering new mobile coverage to 29 regional communities and towns in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria,”…

Wodonga encouraged to ‘Think Big’- the Regional Growth Fund Now Open

The Coalition Government’s highly anticipated Regional Growth Fund is officially open for applications and Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, is calling for big ideas from the Wodonga region that could help shape the future. Senator McKenzie said the $272 million Regional Growth Fund would support major projects in regional, rural and remote areas that will deliver long-term economic benefits. “This is…

2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Team fly the Aussie flag

Australia will send a strong team of 13 athletes to the Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang next month.  The team was announced today and the Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie and Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services, Jane Prentice congratulated them on their tremendous achievement of representing our country on the international…

New mobile coverage for 13 communities

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the announcement of 13 new Mobile Black Spot Program mobile base stations going live over January, providing mobile coverage to regional communities across Australia.  The new base stations were constructed across Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and Tasmania.  The improved coverage is made possible…