Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

  • Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education
  • Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience

Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie was sworn in as Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education on 2 July 2021.

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Improved tertiary opportunities for regional students in Shoalhaven

The Country Universities Centre (CUC) Southern Shoalhaven in Ulladulla was officially opened today, enabling more students in the region to access and participate in tertiary study without needing to…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 8 April 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Coalition Government delivers record funding to drive stronger educational outcomes

The Coalition Government is providing record funding for child care, schools and universities and will invest new funding in targeted programs to support stronger educational outcomes as part of…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 29 March 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Additional support for Indigenous boarding students

An estimated 2300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boarding students from remote communities will benefit from additional support services to succeed in their education next year, as part of…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 25 March 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
  • The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP

Further scholarship round opening soon for regional study

Another round of a successful program which offers students $15,000 a year to study and live in regional Australia will be funded by the Liberal and Nationals Government. The Destination Australia…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 24 March 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
  • Mr Pat Conaghan MP

Special Circumstances funding boost to help child care services through flood recovery, pandemic

The Morrison Government is significantly increasing Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) Special Circumstances funding to assist child care services recover from the recent catastrophic floods and the…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 21 March 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Gap fee waiving available to child care services in flood-affected Queensland and New South Wales

The Morrison Government will provide additional support for families affected by the floods in south-east Queensland and New South Wales by allowing child care services to waive gap fees for parents…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 4 March 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Entries open for 2022 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards

The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Australia’s longest running annual poetry competition for school-aged children, is open for entries from today (1 March).

Release type: Media Release

Date: 1 March 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Morrison Government support for families and child care services hit by floods in New South Wales and Queensland

Support is available to assist families affected by severe flooding in large areas of south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 1 March 2022

Ministers:

  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Applications open for third round of Regional University Centres program

Community-owned organisations can now apply for funding to establish a Regional University Centre (RUC) in regional or remote Austral

Release type: Media Release

Date: 28 February 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Regional Research Collaboration Program funding Round 2 now open

More funding is now available for a program that will strengthen research capacity in regional universities, particularly through skills development.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 22 February 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Grants available to enable regional students’ aspirations for higher education

Applications are now open for funding for initiatives that encourage students and individuals in regional and remote areas of Australia to aspire to completing higher education.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 February 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Scholarships for regional students now available

More than 1,000 eligible students from regional and remote Australia will have access to a scholarship worth up to $18,000 to support their tertiary education in 2022.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 31 January 2022

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie