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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Australian Winter Olympic Team announced

29 January 2018 Australia will be represented by 45 athletes next month in PyeongChang competing in a number of events including aerial skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh, cross country skiing and figure skating. Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie couldn’t be more proud of the achievements of each of the athletes. “I am amazed that despite being…

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Mobile Black Spot Program hits new milestone

Minister for Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie and Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP welcomed the announcement today of Telstra’s 300th mobile base station delivered under the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  The  new base station at Wellington Mill in Western Australia also marks the 100th base station delivered by Telstra in Western Australia alone.  “I congratulate Telstra on…

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Australia Day Celebrates All

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie is encouraging Australians not to boycott Australia Day Celebrations on Friday but to instead reflect upon all aspects of Australia’s past, celebrate our achievements and welcome new Australians. “Australia Day is a day to acknowledge all Australians, including the first Australians.” Senator McKenzie said. “Each one of us needs…

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New Service for young children in Gympie

Local families will benefit from a new $120,000 service providing multidisciplinary early intervention to young children in Gympie who are at risk of falling behind in their development. Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien and Minister for Rural Health Senator Bridget McKenzie announced the new service in Gympie today. “The Children’s Therapy Centre in…

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