Senator for Victoria

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18 October, 2011
One month before the planned release of the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Labor government has not been able to give the Senate any details of plans to consult on the draft plan, said Senator Bridget McKenzie, Senator for Victoria. “It’s ext... Read more
18 October, 2011
The signing of the Northern Victoria Irrigation Renewal Project stage two agreement at Tatura this week by Victorian Water, Agriculture and Food Security Minister, Peter Walsh and Federal Water and Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has been welcomed ... Read more
18 October, 2011
The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, is seeking bi-partisan support to get promised funds to farmers who have sold up under the Federal Government’s stalled Farm Exit Grant Scheme. Senator McKenzie said it is imperative that she is ... Read more
03 October, 2011
Canberra’s carbon tax will cripple the household budgets of dairy farming families, and give overseas competitors an unfair advantage over Victoria’s major exporter of foodstuffs. Bridget McKenzie, the Nationals Senator for Victoria, said this af... Read more
29 September, 2011
The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, and the Hon Warren Truss MP, Leader of The Nationals, will meet with groups from across Victoria today and Friday to discuss regional transport and carbon tax issues. After touring Murray Goulbu... Read more
21 September, 2011
The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, has called on the Federal Government to financially support Surf Lifesaving Australia’s a research program, which is designed to further reduce drowning deaths in Australia. Senator McKenzie tea... Read more
21 September, 2011
Smaller towns have lost out to Labor’s political ambitions in the fight for funds for regional development projects, according to the Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. She says the latest round of grants from the Regional Developmen... Read more
20 September, 2011
Victorian Government-commissioned economic modelling has confirmed that Julia Gillard’s carbon tax will be bad for Victoria and cost thousands of jobs across the State. The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said this today followi... Read more
15 September, 2011
The Nationals have been relentless in demanding the government make changes to independent youth allowance. Senator Bridget McKenzie recognises that the government has “finally done the right thing by treating regional students the same, regardless... Read more
05 September, 2011
One of Victoria’s newest Senators, Bridget McKenzie, paid her first official visit to Castlemaine last week. The Senator concluded that Castlemaine has good food, is the administrative centre for a well-run Shire and home to big-hearted people afte... Read more
05 September, 2011
Senator Bridget McKenzie will spend Friday afternoon with carers from Brainlink at the ‘Changed Lives’ carer’s workshop in Traralgon where she will welcome the Productivity Commission's report into Disability Care and Support and discuss it’s potenti... Read more
31 August, 2011
Today’s news that an Australia-bound apple consignment contained disease threats shows the Australian Government should have heeded warnings from Victoria’s apple and pear growers. The Nationals’ Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said this af... Read more
25 August, 2011
The Nationals’ newest Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, says it is up to politicians to show leadership in reaping benefits for the nation from both the two-speed economy and internet technology. Senator McKenzie, 41, took her seat in Federal... Read more
17 August, 2011
Since becoming a Senator for Victoria on July 1 this year, Bridget McKenzie has hit the ground running. She has established her electorate office in Bendigo and is the first Federal Senator in almost two decades to choose the State’s most central c... Read more
04 August, 2011
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has slammed Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan for politicising the state public service and issuing misleading news releases. For clarification, Senator McKenzie did not attend the opening of the Department of Premier... Read more
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