INVESTING IN BRINGING AUSTRALIANS TOGETHER

Today, the Morrison Government announced a $71 million package aimed at bringing Australians together. This package invests in programs that embrace Australia’s multicultural diversity and help all communities become actively part of, and benefit from, Australia’s economic and social development. The funding will enhance the everyday experiences Australians have in common – how we communicate,…

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THE FUTURE OF REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SECURED

The Liberal and Nationals Government will invest a further $220 million in regional communications so Australians living outside the major cities can stay reliably connected. The new pre-Budget investment is part of the Liberals and Nationals Government’s response to the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review, which examined the communication needs of people living in the bush.…

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SUPPORTING REGIONAL VICTORIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

A second generation North East Victoria winemaker says new financing options outlined by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is welcome and timely. Minister for Regional Services and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the creation of the $2 billion Australia Business Securitisation Fund would enable greater access to finance for small businesses when they needed it.  The Minister said the announcement that the…

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LOWER POWER PRICES COMING FOR VICTORIA

LOWER POWER PRICES COMING FOR VICTORIA Families and small businesses are set to benefit from big savings under the Morrison Government’s new plan for affordable and reliable energy. The Morrison Government will: •   Stop the price gouging by the big energy companies by banning sneaky late payment penalties, requiring them to pass on savings in wholesale…

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Time to put politics aside on energy debate

This Friday the Daniel Andrew’s Labor Government will have the opportunity to put the national interest first and secure Australia’s energy future by agreeing to the National Energy Guarantee. Developed by the experts, backed by business and supported by modelling from the independent Energy Security Board, the National Energy Guarantee will lower household bills by…

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World class wheelchair rugby on show in Sydney

Australia will be host to amazing feats of athleticism as the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship gets underway in Sydney today. Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the hundreds of athletes and their supporters from around the world who have arrived for the six day event, where the world number one ranked Australian team…

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National Press Club Address “Shooting for Success”

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzieDeputy Leader of The NationalsMinister for Rural HealthMinister for SportMinister for Regional CommunicationsSPEECHNational Press Club address 1 August 201812.30pm Thanks Chris, My world view has been indelibly shaped by my rural upbringing. First generation born off the farm- time was spent playing sport and working in the family small business. One…

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Consultation period complete for VAST service review

The Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the the progress of the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) service review and the number of submissions received through the consultation process. The review is considering the effectiveness of the current VAST service and looking for efficiencies to deliver free-to-air television and radio…

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