New program to support families of Commonwealth Games athletes

 The biggest supporters of Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletes will have access to their own support network thanks to a new program launched by Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie. More than 1500 family members and special supporters of Australia’s Commonwealth Games athletes have registered for Sideline Champions, a joint initiative of the AIS and Commonwealth Games…

Regional schools can work together against cyberbullying

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is encouraging regional schools to get involved in the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner’s virtual classrooms to empower students and teachers to work together against cyberbullying.   The initiative, which is part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, teaches young people practical strategies on preventing,…

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…