Joint media release – $2.5 million A Smart Investment For La Trobe University

A Government grant is investing almost $2.5 million into a cutting-edge La Trobe University project in northern Victoria, aimed at encouraging climate resilience and rewarding on-farm sustainable practices. Minister for Agriculture and Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, and Nationals Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the project would provide a proof of concept when…

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Life-Changing Medicines Listings To Save Cystic Fibrosis Patients Up To $250,000 A Year

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says the Liberal-Nationals Government announcement to provide immediate access to life-changing medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will make a real difference for people with cystic fibrosis. From 1 December 2019, the life-changing cystic fibrosis medicine Symdeko® will be listed on the PBS for patients with cystic fibrosis…

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Regional Airports Program Takes Off

Regional Airport owners and operators will soon be able to apply for a share in $100 million of funding for safety upgrades as part of the federal Liberal-Nationals Government’s new Regional Airports Program. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said the guidelines are now available, giving airport owners and operators more information on their eligibility…

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Supporting Local Sporting Champions

Aspiring sporting champions are encouraged to apply for funding to take them closer to fullfilling their dream. The next round of grant applications for the Local Sporting Champions program is now open. “The Liberal-National Government's Local Sporting Champions program provides assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 to participate in state, national or international championships,”…

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National headspace Day 2019- putting a spotlight on young Australians’ mental health

Today is National headspace Day, which puts the issue of young Australians’ mental health in the spotlight.  National Headspace Day draws attention to a significant issue across North East Victoria, and encourages young people to discuss their mental health and take steps to improve their wellbeing. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie encouraged young Australians…

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Funding To Boost Country Ag Shows

Show societies in north-east Victoria and across the state are encouraged to apply for the Liberal-National government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (AgShows) funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions.  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said applications were now open for the $20 million…

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Cheaper medicine for patients in Indi

CAPTION: Senator McKenzie discusses the PBS listings and benefits for patients with Wangaratta pharmacist, Bruce Robertson, of Robertson's Pharmacy. Cheaper medicine is on the way for patients in north-east Victoria with price reductions for common scripts and new medicines added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), in some cases saving over $100,000 per patient. Medicines…

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