McKenzie reminds regional students that relocation assistance is available

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is reminding students from regional and rural communities who receive Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY that Relocation Scholarships worth more than $4,000 are now available. Senator McKenzie said Relocation Scholarships supported eligible students who move from a regional area to a city for study. “The Nationals are strong advocates…

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Letter to Editor – Labor must end uncertainty over higher ed reforms

Pic source: studyadelaide.com   Dear Editor,  Opinion on the Abbott-Truss Government’s higher education reforms has gone up a notch as critics anticipate the legislation’s reintroduction to parliament next month.  But as they preach how the uncertainty is affecting students and the sector, they fail to acknowledge that their own Labor-Greens camps have caused the current…

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Rejection of higher education reforms bill would be blow to students, universities

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie thanked those crossbench senators who negotiated amendments to the higher education reforms legislation, that complement the government’s commitment to ensuring a quality education is accessible to more students, especially those from disadvantaged and regional backgrounds.  “In doing so, these senators were responding to feedback from universities, students and other stakeholders that…

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$30m drought assistance for Victoria shows benefits of Nationals in Government

A $30 million drought concessional loan package for Victoria announced today shows the benefits of a strong Nationals presence in government at all levels, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. “The deal reached between Nationals federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Nationals Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh will help Victorian…

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