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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NBN rollout boosts productivity in the regions

NBN Co has hit a huge milestone today with the rollout now nearly complete, under construction or in design outside of major urban areas. Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the announcement and said the milestone marks a significant achievement and a reason for regional businesses to celebrate. “The Coalition prioritised the NBN…

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Faster, more reliable passenger rail to Echuca and Bendigo receives green signal

Regional passenger rail services on the Bendigo/Echuca line are set to become quicker and more reliable following the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver major track and signalling upgrade works on the corridor. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the funding is being provided through the Regional Rail Revival program…

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