Classroom ready, set, go!

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s $16.9 million Coalition Government investment that will ensure teacher graduates are classroom ready. “As a former school teacher, I understand how important it is to ensure our graduate teachers are ready to teach from the first day they enter the classroom,” Senator McKenzie said. “To have…

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Local schools encouraged to be Sporting Schools

The Australian Government is investing $100 million to help local schools, teachers and sporting clubs encourage more primary school students to become more active before, during and after school. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the $100 million Sporting Schools Programme was part of the Government’s plan to build healthier and more active…

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McKenzie welcomes preschool funding commitment

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Commonwealth Government’s $840 million investment to extend Universal Access funding to enable 15 hours of preschool for every four-year-old child will ensure they are ready for lifelong learning. Senator McKenzie, who has been a strong advocate for a funding extension to National Partnership Agreement on Universal…

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McKenzie opens Wangaratta Regional Study Centre

More students from Wangaratta and the North East will have the opportunity to participate in higher education in their local community thanks to a $6.8 million Australian Government investment. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment, today opened the new Wangaratta Regional Study Centre, which…

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McKenzie welcomes ABC regional streaming

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, a vocal advocate for increased online streaming of ABC’s regional content, today welcomed the ABC’s announcement that it will stream an additional 14 regional services online and on mobile. Senator McKenzie, who has highlighted in Senate Estimates and other forums the need for ABC to stream its regional…

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McKenzie calls on Greens to stop demonising licensed firearms owners

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said today the demonisation of licensed and responsible firearms owners by the Greens must stop, following the tabling of the Senate’s Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun related violence in Australia. Senator McKenzie said the report, tabled today, found that only four hundredths…

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