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February 2019


Raising Awareness of Obesity

17 February 2019

Media release

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 February 2019

Media release

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 February 2019

Media release

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 February 2019

Media release

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 February 2019

Media release

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 February 2019

Media release

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.


Macolin Convention Signing a Major Step to Combat Corruption in Sport

01 February 2019

Media release

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.


Launch of Sports Diplomacy 2030

01 February 2019

Media release

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


$6.6 million to support new medical degree in Shepparton

31 January 2019

Media release

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.


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

31 January 2019

Media release

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.


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

30 January 2019

Media release

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.

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