Media release: Now time to ensure regional students get fair access to higher education

Pic source: aaet.com.au Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said she looks forward to working with the new ministers for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, and Social Services, Christian Porter, to overcome challenges regional students face in accessing a higher education. Senator McKenzie, who is chair of the senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, was…

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Letter to Editor – North-east Victorian producers make important contribution to senate red meat sector inquiry

Dear Editor, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the beef producers and peak farm bodies who attended the recent senate inquiry hearing in Albury, regarding the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector. The senate inquiry by the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee is responding to…

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Letter to Editor – Regions front and centre of new Coalition agreement

Pic source: travelvictoria.com.au Dear Editor, Amid the change of Liberal leadership and Prime Ministership, the Nationals turned a regrettable situation into a positive one for regional Australia and my home state of Victoria. The Nationals team, led by Leader Warren Truss, and Deputy Barnaby Joyce, negotiated a new Coalition agreement with Prime Minister Turnbull that…

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New website to drive high education quality and student choice

  The Liberal-Nationals Government today launched a website giving students access to performance data of higher education providers, to help them decide where they'd like to study. Nationals Senator and Chair of the Senate Legislation Education and Employment Committee, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website introduced by Minister for…

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Nationals ensure regional Victoria benefits under new Coalition agreement

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, says the new Coalition agreement ensures regional Victoria continues to benefit under a Liberal-Nationals government. Senator McKenzie said the agreement covers a broad range of policy areas related to water, families, access to education, business, competition policy, communications, infrastructure and regional unemployment. “As a result of the Nationals' negotiation…

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Learning Potential App to benefit Victorian students

Nationals Senator for Victoria and chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, Bridget McKenzie, says an innovative new mobile app will encourage parents to get more involved in their children’s education. “The Learning Potential mobile app, recently launched by Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne, features helpful articles and videos with tips…

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Statement from Senator Bridget McKenzie

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s decision to ensure licensed firearms users and industry representatives have meaningful input into the review of the technical aspects of the National Firearms Agreement (NFA). “This is a common sense decision which is long overdue,” Senator McKenzie said. “Establishing the Industry Reference Group and providing further…

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Wangaratta forum next on McKenzie’s agenda

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie hosted the first Regional Higher Education Forum in Bendigo yesterday, providing local students, parents and teachers the chance to discuss how the Commonwealth Government can better support regional students to access higher education. The Bendigo forum was the first of 15 to be held across Australia, with the…

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Overcoming higher education barriers

Students, parents, teachers and community members from across the Bendigo region have the opportunity to put forward their ideas on how the Commonwealth Government can better support local students to gain a university degree. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, along with representatives from the departments of Education and Social Services, will host the…

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