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Investing in our Female Sporting Leaders

02/12/2018

More than 300 women from across 43 sports will be directly involved in the 2019 Women Leaders in Sport program, with successful applicants announced today by Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie and Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer.


International Cricket Council T20 World Cups in Australia

25/11/2018

Australia will host two World Cups in 2020, following the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) announcement to rename the ICC World T20 as the ICC T20 World Cup.


$650,000 to Boost Fresh Produce Sector

22/11/2018

The Minister for Regional Services, Bridget McKenzie visited a strawberry farm in regional Victoria to announce details of a $650,000 assistance package to help maintain and restore consumer confidence in the safety and quality of Australia’s fresh produce.


First ever summit to address rural medical specialist shortage

19/11/2018

The critical challenge of getting more medical specialists out into regional Australia will be the focus of the first ever summit on this issue, chaired by the Minister for Regional Services Bridget McKenzie.


Latest Funding Round Open for Local Drug Action Teams

30/10/2018

Organisations are urged to apply for a new funding round to put more Local Drug Action Teams (LDAT) on the ground in communities across Australia.


Sports Ministers Endorse a Domestic Service Veterans Sporting Event

29/10/2018

The Minister for Sport Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie welcomed the announcement that the Invictus Games legacy will live on in Australia, with the establishment of a dedicated service veterans sporting event led by RSL Australia and RSL NSW.


$50 Million Boost in Investment for Australian High Performance Sport

24/10/2018

Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie has announced a $50 million boost in high performance sport investment over the next two years as Australia builds towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.


Invictus Games Open

20/10/2018

Minister for Sport, Senator The Hon Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the opening of the Invictus Games in Sydney, with seventy two proud Australian current and former military personnel ready to compete in eleven sports over the next eight days.


Calibrating the Benefits of Recreational Shooting

15/10/2018

Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has announced that the Australian Government has commissioned the first ever nation-wide report into the benefits of recreational shooting to Australia.


Getting on the Front Foot to Tackle ‘Fake’ Food

11/10/2018

Australia’s high-quality, world-recognised food producers need to be protected from the increasing threat of ‘fake’ foods being marketed as real food.


Minister Congratulates Sport Australia Hall of Fame Winners

11/10/2018

The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has warmly congratulated new inductees and award winners announced at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s annual dinner.


Move It Aus Gives Seniors a Sporting Chance for Better Ageing

20/09/2018

Increasing the health and wellbeing of senior Australians by keeping them active and involved is the aim of a new $22.9 million grants program now available to national sporting organisations and physical activity providers.


Media Statement – Strawberries

18/09/2018

Statement from Minister for Regional Services, Senator Bridget McKenzie, regarding the incidents of needles being found in strawberries.


$13.7 Million to Support Our Isolated Health Workers

22/08/2018

Australia’s remote rural health workforce will receive additional training, support and professional services, thanks to a $13.7 million grant to CRANAplus from the Federal Government.


Bringing Women’s Rugby Down Under

10/08/2018

Australia is in the running to host the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup, with an official bid to be submitted to World Rugby on 10 August 2018.


Developing female leaders in the Australian sport sector

09/08/2018

The Australian Government is calling for applications for the Women Leaders in Sport program, which assists females involved in sport with grants and leadership development.


World Class Wheelchair Rugby on Show in Sydney

05/08/2018

Australia will be host to amazing feats of athleticism as the 2018 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship gets underway in Sydney.


Investment in sport infrastructure to build stronger communities

02/08/2018

Sporting communities big and small will benefit from a $29.7 million sports infrastructure grants program launched on 2 August 2018.


Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements

01/08/2018

The Australian Government has released the Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements.


Sport plan for a healthy, active and successful Australia

01/08/2018

The Australian Government has unveiled Sport 2030, a comprehensive plan to reshape the face of Australian sport and build a healthier, more physically active nation.

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