Key Senate Committee meets in Bendigo

Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Bendigo today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities. The Committee has already held hearings in Port Augusta, Rockhampton, Townsville, Darwin and Katherine.  Committee Deputy Chair, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Inquiry…

Great step forward for regional broadcasting

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed new legislative reforms to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Act introduced in the Senate. “These are great news for regional areas as they enhance the ABC’s commitment to rural and regional Australia and require its news services to be fair and balanced. “The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment…

More Study Needed on Decentralisation Requirements – Page Research Centre Study

A new study into decentralisation, commissioned by the Page Research Centre, has found a shortage of detailed research into decentralisation and the most effective methods used to attract people to move from the capital cities into regional areas. Conducted by the Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research at the University of Adelaide, the study…