PROTECTING VULNERABLE WORKERS

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today applauded moves to strengthen existing workplace laws to ensure better protection for workers and to stamp out exploitation by unscrupulous employers. Senator McKenzie said the Coalition’s focus on jobs and growth will be complemented by increased safeguards for workers who have been let down in recent times as…

Funding for Regional Universities to Assist Rural Students

National Party Senator for Victoria and Chair of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee Bridget McKenzie today called on regional universities to apply for funding under the National Priorities Pool program to assist regional and rural students into universities. Funding applications are now being accepted from universities looking at creating more opportunities for targeted…

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…