Karijini connected like never before

New mobile coverage in the Karijini National Park has switched on new possibilities for attendees of the annual Karijini Experience Festival, made possible through the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Senator for Western Australia, Dean Smith, welcomed the activation of three new Optus small…

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Historic Commonwealth Games Draws to a Close

The Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie has congratulated Australia’s athletes on their outstanding performance at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Australia has won 198 medals at this year’s games, including 80 golds, 59 silver and 59 bronze cementing Australia’s position as the number one sporting nation in the Commonwealth. Minister McKenzie said…

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World Health Day 2018

Today is World Health Day ¬– a day to celebrate our achievements and acknowledge our challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Health Coverage (UHC): everyone, everywhere’. Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie acknowledged the importance of this year’s theme and the challenges of ensuring Australians have access to the same level of healthcare, regardless…

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NBN regional rollout hits 80 percent complete

More regional Australians now have access to 21st century communications than ever before with the National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout reaching 80 percent complete outside of major urban areas.  NBN Co Limited (nbn) reached the milestone after activating 26 fixed wireless sites over February, providing broadband access to over 5,800 homes and businesses.  Minister for…

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Regional schools can work together against cyberbullying

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is encouraging regional schools to get involved in the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner’s virtual classrooms to empower students and teachers to work together against cyberbullying.   The initiative, which is part of the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, teaches young people practical strategies on preventing,…

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Shepparton Art Museum primed to take shape

The start of works are imminent on a new five-level art gallery which will showcase local talent and attract art-savvy tourists to the region. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack joined Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie to visit the site of the new…

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