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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.


Improved benefits for regional Australia in private health insurance reforms

24/07/2018

Private health insurance will be more attractive for people living in rural and regional areas as a result of Australian Government reforms that will allow insurers to offer travel and accommodation benefits under private health insurance hospital cover.


Tackling our unhealthy consumption of salt, sugars and saturated fat

18/07/2018

The Australian Government is taking decisive action to reduce the unhealthy levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat in the diets of many Australians.


Interview on Sky News with Laura Jayes

16/07/2018

Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie's interview on Sky News with Laura Jayes regarding immigration inquiry, physical education in schools and the FIFA World Cup final.


The countdown is on—100 days until the Invictus Games in Sydney

12/07/2018

The Australian competitors for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 (IG2018) are in the final stages of their preparation as we begin the countdown, with just 100 days to go until the opening ceremony on 20 October 2018.


Research into lifestyle related chronic conditions given funding injection

09/07/2018

The Australian Government has today announced funding of $7.7 million for the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre to further research into how Australians’ lifestyles contribute to chronic conditions and how to prevent them.


Better facilities for Burpengary Cricket Club

05/07/2018

Burpengary Cricket Club will benefit from the stronger economy created by the Australian Government with funding for new cricket pitches, lights and upgrades to existing facilities at the club.


Additional funding keeps Australian icon flying high

04/07/2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is making the most of the additional $84 million announced in the budget by extending its existing services and establishing a new mental health outreach program for Australians in rural and remote areas.


Dolphins ready for kick off at Redcliffe Stadium

01/07/2018

The Dolphins and Seagulls are ready to battle it out for the Herald Press Cup, coinciding with the opening of stage two of the new Rugby League Dolphins Stadium in Redcliffe.


Australia’s food safety a high priority

29/06/2018

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation is meeting to discuss a range of measures aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy food supply for Australia and New Zealand.


Focus on regions at local government assembly

19/06/2018

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

13/06/2018

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

08/06/2018

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

07/06/2018

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

05/06/2018

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.

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