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Rural Women's Network benefits under National Heritage Trust.

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20 December 2002

Rural Women’s Network benefits under National Heritage Trust

Federal National Party Member for Maranoa, Bruce Scott today announced the Queensland Rural Women’s Network would receive $134,600 additional funding to support its innovative training projects across rural Queensland.

Mr Scott said the QRWN has grown from strength to strength since it was formed in 1993.

“The organisation fosters self-development of rural women across Maranoa by encouraging them to positively contribute to their community,” Mr Scott said.

The funding is being provided under the Federal Government’s Networking the Nation (NtN) initiative.

“Networking the Nation reflects the diversity of communications issues across Australia-from infrastructure improvements and service provision, through to Internet access and online facilities,” Mr Scott said.

“The projects funded across Australia will augment existing telecommunications services and address key accessibility issues for Australians living in regional, rural and remote parts of the country.

The Federal Government is investing close to $400 million through NtN to enhance telecommunications services, in regional Australia.

The implementation of NtN projects contributes toward the economic and social development of regional, rural and remote communities across Australia.

For more information on the Federal Government’s Networking the Nation initiative contact freecall 1800 674 058

Please note that most elements of the Networking the Nation program have been fully committed or have only small amounts remaining. Before registering or commencing on an application, potential applicants are advised to check with the NTN Queensland Manager.