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 McKenzie visited Perth to meet key players and groups in WA agriculture, including…

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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 biosecurity risks in fruit and vegetables that passengers fail to declare, and could be…

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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 eighth day as Australia's agriculture minister – Senator Bridget McKenzie visited the MIA to speak to growers and…

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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 she says she wants Australians to know more about the domestic seafood…

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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 representing growers in Brisbane. The pair met with the new Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to introduce her…

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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 agriculture's most influential organisations have called time on the lack of women in…

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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 to protect Australian farmland. Investing $100 million under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme bringing the total…

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