SUPPORTING REGIONAL VICTORIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

A second generation North East Victoria winemaker says new financing options outlined by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is welcome and timely. Minister for Regional Services and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the creation of the $2 billion Australia Business Securitisation Fund would enable greater access to finance for small businesses when they needed it.  The Minister said the announcement that the…

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LOWER POWER PRICES COMING FOR VICTORIA

LOWER POWER PRICES COMING FOR VICTORIA Families and small businesses are set to benefit from big savings under the Morrison Government’s new plan for affordable and reliable energy. The Morrison Government will: •   Stop the price gouging by the big energy companies by banning sneaky late payment penalties, requiring them to pass on savings in wholesale…

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Time to put politics aside on energy debate

This Friday the Daniel Andrew’s Labor Government will have the opportunity to put the national interest first and secure Australia’s energy future by agreeing to the National Energy Guarantee. Developed by the experts, backed by business and supported by modelling from the independent Energy Security Board, the National Energy Guarantee will lower household bills by…

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World class wheelchair rugby on show in Sydney

Australia will be host to amazing feats of athleticism as the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship gets underway in Sydney today. Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the hundreds of athletes and their supporters from around the world who have arrived for the six day event, where the world number one ranked Australian team…

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Consultation period complete for VAST service review

The Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the the progress of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service review and the number of submissions received through the consultation process. The review is considering the effectiveness of the current VAST service and looking for efficiencies to deliver free-to-air television and radio…

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Tackling our unhealthy consumption of salt, sugars and saturated fat

The Coalition Government is taking decisive action to reduce the unhealthy levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat in the diets of many Australians. The Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the government-funded Healthy Food Partnership has begun a nationwide consultation process on the proposed Healthy Food Partnership Reformulation Program. “The latest available…

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Research into lifestyle related chronic conditionsgiven funding injection

The Coalition Government has today announced funding of $7.7 million for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to further research into how Australians’ lifestyles contribute to chronic conditions and how to prevent them. The Centre founded in 2013, is dedicated to identifying new ways of understanding what does and doesn’t work to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health…

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