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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Tackling our unhealthy consumption of salt, sugars and saturated fat

The Coalition Government is taking decisive action to reduce the unhealthy levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat in the diets of many Australians. The Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, said the government-funded Healthy Food Partnership has begun a nationwide consultation process on the proposed Healthy Food Partnership Reformulation Program. “The latest available…

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Research into lifestyle related chronic conditionsgiven funding injection

The Coalition Government has today announced funding of $7.7 million for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to further research into how Australians’ lifestyles contribute to chronic conditions and how to prevent them. The Centre founded in 2013, is dedicated to identifying new ways of understanding what does and doesn’t work to prevent lifestyle-related chronic health…

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