Senator for Victoria

Media Releases

24 February, 2020
Mobile Coverage Boosted As Baranduda Range Base Station Switched On
People living and travelling between Wodonga and Beechworth now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said a new macro base station switched on this month will significantly improve ... Read more
11 February, 2020
Safer Internet Day 2020: Starting The Chat For Online Safety
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed today’s launch of an internet safety initiative targeting young people including those from country areas.    According to research from Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, children are regularly exposed to harmful ... Read more
10 February, 2020
Regional Victorians To Benefit From Free Access To Glucose Monitoring Devices
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed news that regional Victorians with type one diabetes will be among those to soon get free access to glucose monitoring devices, thanks to the Liberal-National Government’s $300 million Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Initiative. T... Read more
05 February, 2020
Students Encouraged To Claim Assistance Early
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, encourages regional students planning to start tertiary education this year to lodge their claim for Youth Allowance or Austudy now.   Youth Allowance provides financial assistance for eligible young people who pursue further study or an a... Read more
30 January, 2020
Bridging The Gap: Teaching The Next Generation About What’s On Their Plate
The Liberal and Nationals Government is working to ensure our farming future by investing $5 million to bring kids and farms closer together.  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said kids were increasingly removed from directly experiencing life... Read more
14 January, 2020
More Rural Financial Counsellors To Support Bushfire Recovery
The Australian Government stands by our bushfire-affected primary producers with additional measures to support recovery from this season’s fires. Minister for Agriculture Senator Bridget McKenzie said the path to recovery over the next two years would include 60 more rural financial counsell... Read more
09 January, 2020
Million-Dollar Recovery Grant For Bushfire-Hit Towong Shire Communities
Bushfire-hit communities in the Towong Local Government area will be able to rebuild vital infrastructure sooner with an initial and immediate $1 million grant from the Liberal and Nationals Government. Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie said Towong Council... Read more
07 January, 2020
Australian Defence Force Supporting Australia’s Farmers
The Australian Defence Force continues its important work supporting emergency services with on the ground assistance to bushfire affected communities. This support will now extend to the essential task of livestock disposal in areas most severely affected.  Minister for Agriculture, Bridget M... Read more
06 January, 2020
New Hope For Breast Cancer Patients In Regional Victoria
Regional Victorians living with advanced breast cancer will have access to an important new treatment option, with the Liberal-National Government listing a life-changing new medicine on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). Verzenio® (abemaciclib) is now listed on the PBS for the first ti... Read more
03 January, 2020
Farming Communities Hit Hard By Bushfires
As the bush fire crisis deepens across Australia, Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie urges regional communities to continue to prioritise personal safety as concern for livestock grows. "The devastating loss of life to date underscores a critical need for cooperation and support in regional ... Read more
11 December, 2019
 Stepping Up Biosecurity Defences To Safeguard Regional Australia
The Nationals in government has boosted biosecurity funding by $66.6 million to arrest the threat posed to Australia by the global advance of African swine fever (ASF).  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the government’s focus was on... Read more
08 December, 2019
It's Game On For Baranduda Fields Sporting Precinct
Pic: Senator McKenzie with Leona Edwards (left) and Debra Mudra (right) from the City of Wodonga Baranduda Fields Sporting Precinct is a major step closer to becoming reality with a $10 million Government investment locked in. Wodonga-based Nationals Senator for Victoria and Deputy Leader of The... Read more
03 December, 2019
Regional Australians To Get Better Access To Clinical Trials
The Liberal-Nationals Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the announcement with country Victorians facing bar... Read more
03 December, 2019
Safe Places Grant Round Now Open To Victorian Organisations
$60 million worth of grants are now available to help local organisations expand emergency accommodation for those affected by domestic violence. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the grant could help local women and children in rural Victoria experiencing domestic violence... Read more
02 December, 2019
Water For Fodder Program Opens For Victorian Irrigators
Northern Victoria farmers are encouraged to apply for water under the Liberal-Nationals government’s Water for Fodder Program, when it opens later this month. “At $100 a megalitre, this water is heavily discounted from the current market price which has seen prices the high side of $100... Read more
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