Media release: Labor hysteria over guns unhelpful and insulting

Pic source: Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, called on Labor to allow the National Firearms Agreement review to take place without stirring up unnecessary hysteria. Senator McKenzie dismissed calls by Labor's justice spokeperson, Graham Perrett, to ban the importation of a new Adler lever-action firearm that meets current requirements.…

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AUSTRALIAN: UA calls for help to boost numbers of regional students

Pic source: The Australian newspaper (Picture: Robert Lang Source: Supplied) http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/ua-calls-for-help-to-boost-numbers-of-regional-students/story-e6frgcjx-1227559441369 BY Kylar Loussikian The federal government has signalled it is willing to consider changes to access incentives for rural and regional students, a week after the HES revealed a substantial number of Coalition MPs were pushing for action as an interdepartmental inquiry into regional…

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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact to drive jobs, growth and innovation for Australia

Pic source: au.pcmag.com Negotiations on the biggest global trade deal in twenty years, which first commenced more than five years ago, have been successfully concluded in Atlanta. The historic Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will deliver enormous benefits to Australia, including unprecedented new opportunities in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region, with its rising middle class,…

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Media release: Regional Victoria to benefit from Defence Contract

Assistant Minister for Defence Darren Chester has welcomed today’s announcement the Australian Government will buy 1100 Bendigo-built Hawkei protected vehicles and over 1000 trailers. Mr Chester said the $1.3 billion Project LAND 121 Phase 4 contract would provide a much-welcomed boost to regional employment. He said it would also promote confidence throughout regional Australia by…

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AUSTRALIAN: Calls for overhaul of regional higher education policy

Pic source: Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/calls-for-overhaul-of-regional-higher-education-policy/story-e6frgcjx-1227549541325?login=1 BY Kylar Loussikian Pressure is building on the federal government to radically overhaul regional higher education policy, with an interdepartmental inquiry to recommend a suite of policy measures as early as next month. The HES understands at least 30 Coalition parliamentarians are backing a push for new measures to be implemented,…

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NORTHERN STAR: Hogan upbeat as Nationals Senate team visits the region

Pic source: Northern Star. (From left) Senator John Williams, Senator Bridget McKenzie, MP Kevin Hogan, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash, Senator Nigel Scullion, and Senator Matt Canavan outside Kevin Hogan's office while visiting the region. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star http://www.northernstar.com.au/news/hogan-upbeat-nationals-senate-team-visit-region/2792033/ PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has said he is upbeat about the…

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CENTRE FOR NANOSCALE BIOPHOTONICS: Then The Cells Light Up

http://www.cnbp.org.au/-/cnbp/lib/percontent/pdfs/Media%20Release_CNBP%20RMIT%20launch_FINAL.pdf Senator Bridget McKenzie, Martin Bean CBE, Vice Chancellor and President of RMIT University, and Professor Calum Drummond, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, will jointly open the RMIT Research Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at a formal event later today. It is here, in a new…

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AUSTRALIAN: Nationals urge action to close access gap for regional students

Pic source: Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/nationals-urge-action-to-close-access-gap-for-regional-students/story-e6frgcjx-1227539188834?sv=a1684b3035b080df66f8fb859162e700 BY Kylar Loussikian The federal government has moved to consider additional measures to close a higher education access gap between metropolitan and regional students. The Nationals have urged new Education Minister Simon Birmingham to work with Social Services Minister Christian Porter to investigate a way to support students presently using other…

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Media release: Now time to ensure regional students get fair access to higher education

Pic source: aaet.com.au Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said she looks forward to working with the new ministers for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, and Social Services, Christian Porter, to overcome challenges regional students face in accessing a higher education. Senator McKenzie, who is chair of the senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, was…

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