National Stronger Regions Fund open to McEwen communities

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie is encouraging communities in the McEwen electorate to apply for funding under the Abbott-Truss Government’s $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund which is now open to applications. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level. “This is a huge…

Nationals promote action to develop skilled workforce and business growth

The Nationals candidate for Ripon Scott Turner and Senator Bridget McKenzie have met with larger regional manufacturer AME systems to discuss the importance of skills training and commitment to workplace training. Mr Turner said that Senator McKenzie, who is Chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, shared his commitment to expanding business and…

Why the Member for Indi should support higher education reforms

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said she is disappointed the Member for Indi is opposing the Coalition Government’s higher education reforms which expand opportunities for regional students in pursuing further education. Senator McKenzie, chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, said the reforms include expanding the current system to provide support to students completing…