2018 Regional Telecommunications Review to commence

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has announced the committee who will undertake the next review of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote areas. The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (the Committee) is convened every three years to examine regional telecommunication services. Six members have been appointed to the Committee: Mr Sean Edwards…

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New milestone for Mobile Black Spot Program

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed today’s switch on of Telstra’s 400th mobile base station built under the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Minister McKenzie was joined by the Leader of the Nationals WA, the Hon Mia Davies MLA and their colleagues, Christian Porter MP, Shane Love MLA…

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New base station for Killingworth

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has welcomed the activation of a new mobile base station at Killingworth in Victoria thanks to the Australian Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. The base station will deliver 21st century mobile coverage spanning the surrounding area, from Ghin Ghin, Molesworth, Homewood, Kerrisdale and parts of Limestone.…

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New netball courts in Castlemaine a hit

The opening of new acrylic netball courts at the Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve in Castlemaine will get more people playing netball and cricket in Mount Alexander Shire. Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the upgrade would enable the Castlemaine Junior Netball Club to host more tournaments, thereby providing the shire…

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New Aussie Rules hub opens in Werribee

• Chirnside Park Hub redevelopment opens in Werribee• AFL to utilise the new hub for new North Melbourne participation programs• Coalition Government invested $3.25 million toward the project A major sporting facility that will support Australian Rules participation programs run by the North Melbourne Football Club at Chirnside Park in Werribee, was officially opened by…

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Karijini connected like never before

New mobile coverage in the Karijini National Park has switched on new possibilities for attendees of the annual Karijini Experience Festival, made possible through the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, and Senator for Western Australia, Dean Smith, welcomed the activation of three new Optus small…

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Historic Commonwealth Games Draws to a Close

The Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie has congratulated Australia’s athletes on their outstanding performance at this year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Australia has won 198 medals at this year’s games, including 80 golds, 59 silver and 59 bronze cementing Australia’s position as the number one sporting nation in the Commonwealth. Minister McKenzie said…

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World Health Day 2018

Today is World Health Day ¬– a day to celebrate our achievements and acknowledge our challenges. This year’s theme is ‘Universal Health Coverage (UHC): everyone, everywhere’. Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie acknowledged the importance of this year’s theme and the challenges of ensuring Australians have access to the same level of healthcare, regardless…

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