Funding for Regional Universities to Assist Rural Students

National Party Senator for Victoria and Chair of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee Bridget McKenzie today called on regional universities to apply for funding under the National Priorities Pool program to assist regional and rural students into universities. Funding applications are now being accepted from universities looking at creating more opportunities for targeted…

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Localism supported in media reforms

The media reform package announced by the Coalition contains strong measures to protect local content in rural and regional communities, a move pushed by The Nationals. Locally produced content retains essential skills and know how, local knowledge in local communities. The Bill introduces a new incentive to provide local news that features footage filmed in…

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ELIMINATING MOBILE PHONE BLACK SPOTS

It's great to support the launch of Round 2 of the Coalition Government's mobile Black Spot Programme, an important step in the Governments mission to improve telecommunication services and infrastructure throughout regional, rural and remote Austrralia. The competitive selection process, which allows telecomminications companies to bid for their share of $60 million to instal new coverage,…

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WELCOME TO THE NEW LOOK NATS

The National Party has a long and proud record of achievement for Australia particularly Regional Australia. Under Warren Truss’ leadership, membership of the party substantially increased and has left the party in a great position going forward with new leader Barnaby Joyce and Deputy, Fiona Nash. “This is a great time to be a member…

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THE SUCCESSFUL RELUCTANT LEADER

                              A lot of tributes have been given today to Warren Truss, retiring leader of the National Party and without exception they are well deserved. Warren took over the leadership at a time when many were predicting the demise of the National Party. After eight years as leader, the numbers have almost doubled, quite an…

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SUPPORTING REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

National Senator for Victoria, Senator Bridget McKenzie today applauded the upcoming revampedregional development policy to be crafted by the Coalition Government this year. The policy, announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss and Assistant Minister Michael McCormack will set out a long term vision for regional Australia. Mr…

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