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20 June, 2019
Ag Minister to discuss EU trade deal in Rome
DAILY CARGO NEWS by David Sexton AGRICULTURE minister Bridget McKenzie is jetting off to Rome for talks on Saturday about a free trade agreement with the European Union. Senator McKenzie said this was an opportunity to champion Australian agriculture in the EU, strengthen trade relationship... Read more
19 June, 2019
Live exports pledge
COUNTRYMAN - THE WEST AUSTRALIAN   By Jenne Brammer  Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie is confident Australia's live export industry has a viable and prosperous future, and has vowed to base her decision-making on science. Just 20 days into her new role, Senator McKenzi... Read more
17 June, 2019
3D x-ray unit aids protection
NEWS MAIL, Bundaberg  A 3D X-RAY unit is now in place permanently at Melbourne Airport to protect Australia's $11 billion horticultural industries from passengers bringing pests and diseases into the country. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said the unit was automatically detecting bi... Read more
14 June, 2019
Ag minister tours the MIA
THE AREA NEWS, Griffith  IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister Senator Bridget McKenzie and lead Senate candidate Perin Davey with Ricegrowers Association president Jeremy Morton and SunRice grower director John Bradford. PHOTO: Declan Rurenga  By Declan Rurenga  AND on the eigh... Read more
12 June, 2019
Workforce shortage an issue
PORT LINCOLN TIMES By Lauren Dinning IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister and deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie with member for Grey Rowan Ramsey in Port Lincoln on Wednesday. FEDERAL agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie visited Port Lincoln on Wednesday to meet with primary producers and... Read more
12 June, 2019
Minister to 'truth test' policy
THE LAND By Mike Foley   AUSTRALIA'S new Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie steps into her role promising to prioritise consultation and collaboration over a reform agenda. "My style is to work with industry," Ms McKenzie said. "That is how I like to develop my perspective on an issu... Read more
07 June, 2019
Fighting for growers rights in Brisbane
AUSTRALIAN CANEGROWER  IMAGE: L-R Canegrowers Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg, Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie, Canegrowers Director Allan Dingle.  CANEGROWERS Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg and Director Allan Dingle had a busy Queensland Day on June 6 represen... Read more
31 May, 2019
Gender inequality change 'overdue'
THE LAND IMAGE: The 2019 Diversity participants with Ag Minister Bridget McKenzie. From left; Kelly Pearce, Linda Lee, Rachel Carson, Ms McKenzie, Natalie Sommerville, Alison Southwell, Allison Harker, Cathy Oates, Jacqui Cannon and Leonie O'Driscoll. Absent Robbie Davis. A GROUP of Australian agri... Read more
27 October, 2016
100 Days of Action
Delivered a win on the ‘Backpacker Tax’ ensuring our agricultural industry remains competitive and maintaining Australia’s status as one of the most competitive destinations for working holiday makers. Delivered the first Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Register report ... Read more
02 December, 2015
SMH: Nationals senator calls for changes to ABC board, charter
Pic source: Sydney Morning Herald, Justin McManus The ABC board would have to include two members living outside the major cities and the broadcaster's charter would be amended to include a commitment to regional Australia, under sweeping changes being pushed by National Party MPs. The ABC wou... Read more
23 November, 2015
WANGARATTA CHRONICLE: Senate probes boycott
Pic source: Wangaratta Chronicle BY Jamie Kronborg THE chief of the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange has told a Senate inquiry into what has become known as the Barnawartha saleyard boycott that it could consider if controls might be imposed on the number of beef processors a commission buyer... Read more
23 November, 2015
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: Australia investigates anti-competitive claims against the red meat processing industry
Pic source: beefcentral.com BY Kalyan Kumar  Following complaints of anti-competitive practices in the red meat industry, the Australian government has launched an investigation into the industry's practices. A senate inquiry recently quizzed the representatives of Meat Industry Council on the go... Read more
20 November, 2015
ABC RURAL: ACCC still investigating meat processor boycott at Wodonga Saleyard
Pic source: ACCC BY Warwick Long Australia's consumer watchdog has confirmed it's still investigating a boycott by major meat processors of a cattle sale in north-east Victoria earlier this year. Up to nine processors boycotted the first prime sale at the new Wodonga saleyards in February, p... Read more
20 November, 2015
BORDER MAIL: Barnawartha bombshell
Pic source: vff.org.au BY John Chanter THE owners of Barnawartha’s NVLX saleyards knew weeks in advance that at least one processor would boycott its first sale in February, they told an inquiry sitting in Canberra this week. The admission was made by Regional Infrastructure managing d... Read more
18 November, 2015
THE LAND: Farm assets cut from means test
Pic source: farmonline.com.au BY Colin Bettles FARM assets will be cut from the Youth Allowance asset test from January 1 next year, delivering great news for farming families while boosting regional education, says Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie. Starting next year, the Family... Read more
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