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03 January, 2015
The Land - Regional fund feud flares
BY Colin Bettles  ALLEGATIONS that Labor misused taxpayer dollars when administering the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) have reignited smouldering tensions between the Nationals and former federal independent MPs Tony Windsor and Rob Oakeshott.  The RDAF was established by ... Read more
11 December, 2014
Weekly Times - Labor Government urged to keep alpine grazing trial going
BY Rob Harris VICTORIA’s new Labor Government is being urged to allow the completion of a three-year alpine grazing trial.      Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has called on new Premier Daniel Andrews not to shut down the trial, which began last year, for political reasons... Read more
10 December, 2014
Stock and Land - Alpine grazing trial scrapped
THE Mountain Cattlemen Association (MCAV) of Victoria and supporters were very disappointed to learn via a radio interview today the cattle grazing trial in Wonnangatta Valley has been scrapped.  The way it was announced by the newly appointed Environment Minister Lisa Neville was disrespect... Read more
08 December, 2014
7:30 - PM Tony Abbott says community concerns mean policy tweaks
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: A week ago, the Prime Minister was trying to reboot his government's message in the hopes of ending the year on a high. Well if anything, his problems have only deepened since then and the latest concession to the Government's woes is that Tony Abbott's compromising on his... Read more
03 December, 2014
Stock and Land - Fed Nats play down election loss
BY ANDREW MILLER 03 Dec, 2014 10:06 AM   FEDERAL NATIONAL MP’s have played down claims the Victorian election was a poor result for the party.  The party had retained Morwell and had not conceded defeat over David O'Briens Upper House seat of Western Victoria.  Mallee MP An... Read more
24 November, 2014
ABC Rural: ABC axes national rural radio program, Bush Telegraph
BY Lucy Barbour Updated yesterday at 5:44pm Mon 24 Nov 2014, 5:44pm  One of the ABC's flagship rural programs, Bush Telegraph, has been axed as the national broadcaster deals with more than $250 million in funding cuts imposed by the Federal Government. Bush Telegraph is broadcast weekd... Read more
21 November, 2014
ARC/Uni Adelaide - $38m centre: new tools for ‘seeing’ into the body
New tools for ‘seeing’ inside the living human body at the cellular level will be developed at a $38 million research centre being launched at the University of Adelaide today. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics is bringing together p... Read more
20 November, 2014
Weekly Times - Nationals vow to protect ABC’s regional radio services
A NATIONALS senator will seek assurances from the ABC that there’ll be no reduction in regional radio services.      Hundreds of regional Victorians attended rallies in Ballarat, Bendigo and Wodonga today after the Federal Government confirmed the broadcaster would have its bu... Read more
17 November, 2014
Moorabool News - Hands on tour
 Senator McKenzie tours Victoria's Moorabool region with Nationals candidate for Buninyong, Sonia Smith. See attached story. 
17 November, 2014
Moorabool News - Hands on tour
Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie, last week toured Ballan and Bacchus Marsh communities with the Nationals candidate for Buninyong, Sonia Smith.  
12 November, 2014
Free national resource filling huge gaps in science education
Senator Bridget McKenzie and the Australian Science Teachers Association will launch Science ASSIST, a free national science resource, on November 12th at Parliament House, Canberra. Science ASSIST directly addresses a gap in the provision of crucial safety and support information for science tea... Read more
12 November, 2014
AFR: Would-be students lining up for uni
School-leaver applications for university in 2015 are up by 2 per cent on last year, a figure hailed by Education Minister Christopher Pyne as evidence the Labor and union scare campaign about $100,000 university fees is failing. "Students are still lining up for the benefits and satisfaction of ... Read more
12 November, 2014
AFR: Pyne's PUP project
Christopher Pyne is out to break one of the longest spells of ineffectiveness that any Australian political party has ever had in a key policy area. When Federal Parliament resumes sitting next week he will attempt to pass his higher education reforms through the Senate. If he succeeds, the Ab... Read more
10 November, 2014
ABC World Today: Government within 'striking distance' of signing China trade deal
ELEANOR HALL: The Federal Government appears confident that it will seal a free trade agreement with China by the time president Xi Jinping arrives in Australia for the G20 summit later this week. The Australian and Chinese leaders are meeting in Beijing today at APEC. Australia's Trade Minist... Read more
30 October, 2014
The Australian editorial: One size does not fit all unis
A stronger scholarship system would help poorer students. Gough Whitlam's death focused attention on his decision to abolish university fees. But, far from opening the door to people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the share of students from families in the bottom socioeconomic quarter remained stat... Read more
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