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Raising Awareness of Obesity

17/02/2019

I again apologise for any offence taken by the unfortunate photo taken out of context at the Obesity Summit on Friday, and I am happy if my ridicule leads to action on the complex issue of obesity in this country.


Time for Fresh Thinking to Tackle Obesity

15/02/2019

Today’s National Obesity Summit in Canberra represents an important first step towards a new nationally cohesive strategy on obesity prevention and control.


Strengthening Integrity in Australian Sport

14/02/2019

The Liberal Nationals Government has introduced two bills into the Parliament today that will strengthen Australia’s sports integrity and implement the reforms announced by the Minister for Sport on Tuesday.


Protecting the Integrity of Australian Sport

12/02/2019

In responding to the Wood Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements, the Australian Government has unveiled landmark reforms that will ensure Australia is a world leader in clean, safe and fair sport.


$61 Million Boost for Drug Treatment

05/02/2019

As the problem of ice use continues to be a problem for communities across Australia, the Liberal-Nationals government is investing $61 million to ensure those who need help have access to treatment.


$1.8 Million to Get More Older Australians on the Path to an Active Lifestyle with Parkrun Australia

02/02/2019

parkrun Australia will receive a Better Ageing grant of more than $1.8 million from the Australian Government to encourage more older Australians to live active lives.


Launch of Sports Diplomacy 2030

01/02/2019

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marise Payne, and the Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, have launched Australia’s new Sports Diplomacy 2030 strategy.


Macolin Convention Signing a Major Step to Combat Corruption in Sport

01/02/2019

In a further demonstration of the Liberal Nationals Government’s absolute commitment to clean, safe and fair sport, the Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has today signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions – the Macolin Convention.


$1.8 Million for Loddon Mallee Councils to Get Older Residents More Active

31/01/2019

Ten local councils in the Loddon Mallee region of Victoria will share in a grant of more than $1.8 million from the Australian Government to encourage older Australians in their communities to live more active lives.


$6.6 million to support new medical degree in Shepparton

31/01/2019

The Australian Government will provide $6.6 million to the University of Melbourne to support a new rural medical school program in Shepparton as part of the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network.


$530,000 for Surf Life Saving Australia to Get Older Australians into the Swim of Things

30/01/2019

The Australian Government has provided Surf Life Saving Australia with a grant of $530,000 to support its Silver Salties fitness program, designed for all Australians over the age of 65.


$22.9 Million Investment to Get Older Australians More Active

28/01/2019

Twenty-seven organisations will share in an investment of almost $23 million by the Liberal & Nationals Government aimed at getting millions of older Australians moving more often.


First Review of Australian Nursing Since 2002

18/01/2019

The first independent review of Australian nursing preparation since 2002 - Educating the Nurse of the Future - will commence this year.


RFDS funding supports mental health services

17/01/2019

People in rural and remote Australia needing mental health support will have much better access to services through Australian Government funding to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


$28.9 Million investment to help Australians 'Move It'

04/01/2019

Minister for Sport Senator Bridget McKenzie has today launched a $28.9m grants program which will enable sport and physical activity providers to get Australia’s population moving.


Sport Australia Board Appointments

04/01/2019

The Minister for Sport, Bridget McKenzie, has announced the appointment of four new commissioners to the Sport Australia Board.


Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million Medical Schools Network keeps rural-trained doctors in rural and regional Australia

14/12/2018

The Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network – including $7 million for La Trobe University to offer a new undergraduate degree in Wodonga and Bendigo – will completely change the way country-raised medical students are trained, with rural and regional Australians the big winners.


Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million Medical Schools Network keeps rural-trained doctors in rural and regional Australia

14/12/2018

The Liberal & Nationals Government’s $74 million investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network – including $22 million to develop a new Rural Medical School in Orange – will completely change the way country-raised medical students are trained, with rural and regional Australians the big winners.


New Rural Medical School Program for Dubbo

14/12/2018

The Australian Government's $74 million investment in the Murray-Darling Medical Schools Network will see The University of Sydney develop a new Rural Medical School Program in Dubbo.


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.

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