Senator for Victoria

Media Releases

21 November, 2017
$60bn farm sector employs 1.6 million Australians in cities and regions Agriculture set to generate $100bn in income per year by 2030 Farm produce earns 1 in 7 dollars of Australia’s export income Victorian fa... Read more
21 November, 2017
Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Wodonga today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities... Read more
20 November, 2017
Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Bendigo today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities... Read more
15 November, 2017
National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed changes at the ABC which will bring a new emphasis on regional and local content.  “The new internal structure of ABC creative teams will reduce overlap between abc st... Read more
15 November, 2017
The positive impact of lower tariff barriers and opportunities for local Australian businesses to supply the markets of South East Asia were key issues under discussion at a seminar with North Asia during a seminar in Tamworth today.  Nationals... Read more
08 November, 2017
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie today applauded the release of the Hammond Report into Cooperatives, Mutuals and Member-owned Firms and the Government’s agreement to each of its 11 recommendations. Speaking at the release of th... Read more
03 November, 2017
Nationals Senator for Victoria and Chair of the Senate Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Sub Committee, Bridget McKenzie said talks in Sydney have reaffirmed the importance of trade between Australia and the European U... Read more
20 October, 2017
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed new legislative reforms to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Act introduced in the Senate. "These are great news for regional areas as they enhance the ABC’s commitme... Read more
17 October, 2017
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today the new national energy guarantee package announced by the Government today will give significant relief to high electricity users in Victoria. "Dairy farmers have told me of the increasin... Read more
10 October, 2017
Good response to Bendigo education Forum
 Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said she is delighted at the turnout in Bendigo today for a forum as part of an independent review into regional, rural and remote education in Australia. "It was great to have the depth of discussion at the Capital Theatre on a range of issues... Read more
20 September, 2017
A new study into decentralisation, commissioned by the Page Research Centre, has found a shortage of detailed research into decentralisation and the most effective methods used to attract people to move from the capital cities into regional areas.... Read more
15 September, 2017
Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the government’s media reform package as a big boost for regional media coverage, jobs in country areas and localism in media. The funding grants could allocate grants to progra... Read more
12 September, 2017
A Senate Committee Report into the Red Meat Industry has made a series of recommendations following concerns about a culture of collusion at cattle saleyards. In its report, the committee said it shared the concerns of stakeholders, particularly pro... Read more
30 August, 2017
Nationals Senator for Bendigo, Bridget McKenzie today slammed Lisa Chesters for her ill-informed rhetoric on the Bendigo jobs market. Here are the facts that Lisa Chesters conveniently ignored: There are a total of 7,700 businesses in Bendigo of wh... Read more
29 August, 2017
Wine producers in Victoria have applauded the federal government $50 million, three year plan to increase the value of wine exports up to a record $3.5 billion and bring $170 million worth of wine tourism to regional communities. National Senator ... Read more
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