ELIMINATING MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS

It's great to support the launch of Round 2 of the Coalition Government's mobile Black Spot Programme, an important step in the Governments mission to improve telecommunication services and infrastructure throughout regional, rural and remote Austrralia. The competitive selection process, which allows telecomminications companies to bid for their share of $60 million to instal new coverage,…

Regional Victoria Benefits Greatly from Defence White Paper

REGIONAL VICTORIA A BIG WINNER FROM 2016 DEFENCE WHITE PAPER The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Senator Bridget McKenzie today applauded the 2016 Defence White Paper as a significant document for Australia and Regional Victoria. “Many of the regions throughout Victoria will play a vital role in delivering Australia’s capabilities detailed in the White Paper. “The…

FACTS SHOULD BE THE KEY TO EDUCATION REPORT SAYS DEPUTY CHAIR

Deputy Chair of the Education and Employment Reference Committee, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said Coalition Senators are providing additional information to the main report to ensure fair accounting regarding levels of Commonwealth funding. “What is not spelt out in the report is that although the Commonwealth provides a substantial financial contribution to school education, it…

Media release: More support for financial counselling in drought-hit Victorian communities

Victorian farmers battling drought will continue to be supported by free financial counselling with an extra $420,000 for Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) providers across the state, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said. Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, today announced $1.8 million to extend financial counselling assistance for up to 500 additional drought…