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Invictus Games Open


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Sport plan for a healthy, active and successful Australia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

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