World Mental Health Day 2012

The Nationals Senator for Victoria and Patron Senator for Bendigo Bridget McKenzie is encouraging central Victorians to acknowledge World Mental Health Day this Wednesday, October 10.   “World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues in our community,” Senator McKenzie said.    “Mental illness is Australia’s most prevalent health…

Op shop week and Govt Bills – Local charities need more support

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has called for greater support for charities and not-for-profits, as the Government prepares to implement heavy-handed reforms to the sector.   The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Bills establish a new national regulator and regulatory framework, new reporting requirements and new enforcement powers.   “The Bills will increase…

Coalition launches nationwide broadband survey

The Nationals Senator for Victoria and Patron Senator for Bendigo Bridget McKenzie has encouraged central Victorians to complete the Coalition’s nationwide broadband survey. The survey, which was launched this week, can be completed online via Senator McKenzie’s website www.bridgetmckenzie.com.au. “More than 29,000 Bendigo premises have been promised connection to Labor’s NBN by 2015, so it…