Rural health focus at the heart of Government

LEADING rural health organisations met in Canberra today with the new Minister for Rural Health Senator Bridget McKenzie to progress rural and regional health reform.  The Coalition Government recognises the unique aspects of rural health and established regular Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable meetings to inform and develop national rural health policy. Minister McKenzie said the…

NEW SERVICE PROVIDES A WAY BACK

Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack MP, today launched The Way Back at the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network’s head office in Wagga Wagga. The service will be delivered by Wellways, which will receive $781,500 in funding to deliver the Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program. “On average eight Australians…

Sky Muster multicast trial helping students learn in the Northern Territory

Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion have welcomed NBN Co’s launch of its Sky Muster multicast services trial in schools across the Northern Territory, enhancing online learning for students in remote areas.  The new multicast technology allows remote students to participate in virtual classrooms in high-resolution from home, helping to close the education…

Mobile Black Spot Program hits new milestone

Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP welcomed the announcement today of Telstra’s 300th mobile base station delivered under the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  The  new base station at Wellington Mill in Western Australia also marks the 100th base station delivered by Telstra in Western Australia alone.  “I congratulate Telstra on…

Australia Day Celebrates All

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie is encouraging Australians not to boycott Australia Day Celebrations on Friday but to instead reflect upon all aspects of Australia’s past, celebrate our achievements and welcome new Australians. “Australia Day is a day to acknowledge all Australians, including the first Australians.” Senator McKenzie said. “Each one of us needs…