febfast – Pause for a Cause

Young and not so young Australians have given up sugar or alcohol or have committed to becoming more physically active this month for “febfast”. Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said we are at the half way point but you can still join febfast.  “It’s a great way for Australians to improve their own health,…

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Labor deserts rural communities again

Labor Senators Gavin Marshall and Jacinta Collins teamed up with anti-farming Green Senators Di Natale and Janet Rice and Crossbenchers Cory Bernardi, Rex Patrick, Stirling Griff and Derryn Hinch last night and took playing politics to a whole new level by trying to end the Murray Darling Basin Plan.   This was Labor’s plan which the…

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Historic agreement landed for rural practice

A landmark agreement has been reached today to develop a national framework for Rural Generalist medical specialty. The agreement has been delivered by the National Rural Health Commissioner Professor Paul Worley and announced at the rural and regional health forum in Canberra today. Professor Worley’s first priority is to deliver a Rural Generalist Pathway to…

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Rural health focus at the heart of Government

LEADING rural health organisations met in Canberra today with the new Minister for Rural Health Senator Bridget McKenzie to progress rural and regional health reform.  The Coalition Government recognises the unique aspects of rural health and established regular Rural Health Stakeholder Roundtable meetings to inform and develop national rural health policy. Minister McKenzie said the…

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It’s a proud day for Australia

Federal Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has wished Australia’s Winter Olympic team the best of luck for the Games starting in PyeongChang, South Korea, today. “Australians can be justifiably proud when Scotty James leads the Australian team in as our flag-bearer for the Winter Olympics opening ceremony tonight,” Minister McKenzie said. “Scotty is coming…

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20 JUNIOR DOCTORS FOR LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES

Twenty junior medical officers will undertake part of their on-the-job training locally in the Riverina as a result of Federal Government funding to increase the number of doctors training in rural areas. The Government has provided $1,304,967 to the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to enable four general practices in the region to each take five…

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NEW SERVICE PROVIDES A WAY BACK

Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack MP, today launched The Way Back at the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network’s head office in Wagga Wagga. The service will be delivered by Wellways, which will receive $781,500 in funding to deliver the Murrumbidgee Suicide Prevention Program. “On average eight Australians…

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Sky Muster multicast trial helping students learn in the Northern Territory

Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion have welcomed NBN Co’s launch of its Sky Muster multicast services trial in schools across the Northern Territory, enhancing online learning for students in remote areas.  The new multicast technology allows remote students to participate in virtual classrooms in high-resolution from home, helping to close the education…

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Supporting the life savers of Mackay

29 January 2018 Surf life saving clubs are a much loved part of Australia’s beach culture. At a visit to the Mackay Surf Life Saving Club in Queensland, Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie restated the Coalition Government’s support for the vital service these clubs provide for the community. “At Mackay today I was able…

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