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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Albany study hub officially opens

The Great Southern Universities Centre in Albany was officially opened today, providing opportunities for more students from the region to access a tertiary education.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 6 October 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
  • The Hon Nola Marino MP
  • Mr Rick Wilson MP

Regional universities top the list for graduate employment

Australia’s regional universities outrank their capital city counterparts for full-time graduate employment four months after graduation, according to a new report released today.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 5 October 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Making cross border travel easier for boarding students

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for boarding school students and their families separated by cross border travel restrictions and local lockdowns.

Release type: Op-Ed

Date: 20 September 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

National Cabinet reunites boarding students with their families

Travel for boarding students and their families will become easier following today’s endorsement by National Cabinet of the National Code for Boarding School Students.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 17 September 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Celebrating Australia’s young poets

The winners of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Australia’s longest-running poetry competition, have been announced today in a virtual ceremony.

Release type: Media Release

Date: 15 September 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Interview with Michael Rowland on ABC Breakfast

ROWLAND: To federal politics - there's a lot of focus on the rules around borders this morning with reports that vaccine passports for international travel could be available from next month.…

Release type: Transcript

Date: 8 September 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

$20 million to boost research capacity at regional universities

The Liberal Nationals Government is investing nearly $20 million to increase research capacity at regional universities and grow regi

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 7 September 2021

Ministers:

  • The Hon Alan Tudge MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

AHPPC to consider simplified travel arrangements for boarding schools

A nationally consistent approach to managing border restrictions for 23,000 boarding students will be referred to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

Release type: Media Release

Date: 6 September 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Celebrating 50 years of advocacy for access to education

The Australian Government will invest $100,000 over two years for the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) to continue its longstanding advocacy role in improving education opportunities…

Release type: Media Release

Date: 10 August 2021

Ministers:

  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie

Closing the Gap in school education

The Liberal Nationals Government is investing $126 million to improve school education for thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 5 August 2021

Ministers:

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

Australian Government to support more Tasmanian students

Students in the North West of Tasmania will be better supported while pursuing tertiary education opportunities, with the Australian Government funding a pilot satellite Regional University Centre in…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 30 July 2021

Ministers:

  • The Hon Alan Tudge MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie
  • Mr Gavin Pearce MP

$100 million to back child care in areas that need it most

More than 640 child care services in regional, remote and disadvantaged communities around Australia will share in more than $100 million to help improve access to care and increase workforce…

Release type: Joint Media Release

Date: 16 July 2021

Ministers:

  • The Hon Alan Tudge MP
  • Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie