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Focus on regions at local government assembly


Minister for Rural Health, Sport and Regional Communications Bridget McKenzie said the Australian Government was committed to working with all levels of government to improve health, physical activity and communications outcomes for people living in regional Australia.

Interview with Matt Tribe on ABC Mildura-Swan Hill


Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie's radio interview with Matt Tribe on ABC Mildura-Swan Hill regarding participation in sport.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy Supports Rural and Regional Queenslanders


Senator Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Rural Health, today reinforced the Australian Government’s commitment to improve health outcomes in rural and regional Queensland, speaking at an event in Brisbane today.

Transcript of Interview on Credlin – Sky News with Peta Credlin


Transcript of Minister for Rural Health and Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie's interview on Credlin – Sky News with Peta Credlin.

Inaugural AIS Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Summit


Minister for Sport Bridget McKenzie says wellbeing is critical in enabling Australian athletes to navigate the pressures of high performance sport and to ensure stronger integration with their local communities.

Launch of the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Strategy


Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie's speech from the launch of the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement Strategy.

Rural NSW to Benefit from Coalition’s Rural Health Plan


Minister for Rural Health Bridget McKenzie and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton toured the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health in Dubbo, which forms part of the $95.4 million Murray Darling Medical Schools Network.

Transcript of ABC Goulburn Murray


Transcript of ABC Goulburn Murray, 4 June 2018, 8:35am

Communities continue to benefit from Local Drug Action Teams


The Australian Government is continuing to take action to combat the scourge of ice and other illicit drugs with more Local Drug Action Teams set to rollout across Australia.

Successful Tobacco Campaign Continues


Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of death and disease in Australia and the Australian Government is further committing to reduce the burden on communities.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy to support more doctors in Flynn


Attracting more doctors to the Calliope and Gladstone region was front and centre in discussions led by the Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd following the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie’s visit to the region on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Government Budget initiative to train and retain country doctors


An Australian Government investment of more than $95 million to set up the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network will transform rural medical school training.

Stronger Rural Health Strategy delivering high quality care


As the Deputy Leader of The Nationals ensuring that regional and rural Australians can access the 21st century health care is a key priority.

Guaranteeing essential services - record investment in health


The 2018–19 Budget is guaranteeing the essential health services that Australians rely on, with a $12.4 billion increase in the Health Budget and a $414.5 billion investment in health, aged care and sport.

Minister launches Charles Sturt University grants program


Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie with the Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee, have launched Charles Sturt University’s 2018 Community-University Partnerships Grants program.

Health care Compact for rural and remote communities


The Australian Government is committed to responding to the challenge of ensuring Australia has the right mix of health professionals to deliver high quality healthcare to those in need, particularly those in rural and regional areas.

Get moving—it’s National Heart Week (29 April – 6 May)


National Heart Week 2018 is the perfect time for all Australians to reflect on the importance of including physical activity in their daily routine.

Scholarships to improve regional health services


Health professionals in rural and regional Australia wanting to increase their skills are being encouraged to apply for financial support under the Australian Government’s Health Workforce Scholarship Program.

Longer-Term Government Funding to Prevent Drownings


The Australian Government is ensuring continued support for Australia’s water safety sector with a three-year, $36.9 million funding commitment.

World Immunisation Week—Protect Our Children from Preventable Diseases


While Australia’s vaccination rate for five years olds is one of the best in the world—at 94 per cent—it still needs to increase.

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