$110 million additional investment in child and youth mental health

The Turnbull Government is continuing to build on record levels of investment in mental health services with an additional $110 million to extend and expand mental health programs for young Australians. We know that around four million Australians experience a mental health condition every year.  People of all ages can be affected – either directly themselves or because someone close to…

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We’re set to sizzle – so take care

With parts of the country set to experience record hot temperatures, the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is urging people to stay safe in the sun and the water. “Australia has already been touched by tragedy with drownings this summer,” Senator McKenzie said. “Tragically, 31 people have drowned in Australian waterways; six of those were in Victoria.   “The…

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Disaster assistance for flood affected areas

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today that disaster assistance is available to residents in flood affected towns throughout Indi through Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). The program is jointed funded by the Australian and Victorian Governments and will offer support for people affected by the floods since the start of the…

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Key Senate Committee meets in Wodonga

Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Wodonga today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities. The Committee has already held hearings in Port Augusta, Rockhampton, Townsville, Darwin, Katherine, and Bendigo. Committee Deputy Chair, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Inquiry…

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AgDay: Acknowledging A Pillar Of Australia’s Economy

$60bn farm sector employs 1.6 million Australians in cities and regions Agriculture set to generate $100bn in income per year by 2030 Farm produce earns 1 in 7 dollars of Australia’s export income Victorian farmers “punching above their weight” Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the inaugural Agriculture and Related Industries Day – observed today – was a “brilliant opportunity”…

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Key Senate Committee meets in Bendigo

Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Bendigo today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities. The Committee has already held hearings in Port Augusta, Rockhampton, Townsville, Darwin and Katherine.  Committee Deputy Chair, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Inquiry…

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Reform boost for Co-operatives and Mutuals

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie today applauded the release of the Hammond Report into Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms and the Government’s agreement to each of its 11 recommendations. Speaking at the release of the report in Sydney with Treasurer Scott Morrison, Senator McKenzie said the report and the government’s action provides the certainty…

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