Senator for Victoria

Media Releases

Entries for November 2014

26 November, 2014
Character test for Daniel Andrews – ditch the unions
The Victorian Labor Party led by Daniel Andrews was today, in the Australian senate, challenged to sever ties with corrupt unions and their slush funds.  Victorian-based Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie today in Question Time asked Employment Minister, Eric Abetz, about the federal governmen... Read more
25 November, 2014
Radio National Breakfast: ABC cuts to rural services
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has written to ABC Board Chairman Jim Spigelman criticising the cuts to ABC rural and regional services. The ABC revealed on Monday that over 400 people will lose their jobs as a result of Federal Government funding cuts. Amongst a number of sweeping changes,... Read more
20 November, 2014
ABC management must keep local radio strong
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie acknowledged protester concern about the government’s policy regarding the ABC and will herself seek assurance from the broadcaster that there’ll be no reduction in regional radio services.  Senator McKenzie has also started a petition in her Bend... Read more
19 November, 2014
$30m drought assistance for Victoria shows benefits of Nationals in Government
A $30 million drought concessional loan package for Victoria announced today shows the benefits of a strong Nationals presence in government at all levels, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. “The deal reached between Nationals federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby... Read more
18 November, 2014
China trade deal secured, now focus is on India
Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said regional Victoria could potentially benefit further from a trade deal with India, following discussions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canberra today.  It follows the good outcome for Victorian farmers i... Read more
18 November, 2014
Victoria’s farmers, education and other industries to benefit from China FTA
“This is truly a free trade agreement. Australian dairy has been a leading commodity in the negotiations with China; we have campaigned long and hard for a positive outcome and are thrilled to see this come to fruition.” “The ADIC (Australian Dairy Industry Council) thanked Minist... Read more
13 November, 2014
Letter to Editor - Ballarat students will benefit from higher ed reforms
Dear Editor,  Your article, `Fewer Deferring: Principal’, refers to the reported concerns by the Ballarat Grammar School and its students in regards to fee uncertainty, as a result of the higher education reforms.  While I empathise with the school, it is the very reason why it&rsq... Read more
12 November, 2014
Bendigo students will benefit from reforms
Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie, said it was disappointing students who attended her office unannounced today are falling for a Labor/union led scare-campaign.  “I would have welcomed the opportunity to talk to these students about the government’s proposed higher education ref... Read more
06 November, 2014
Local MP briefs Canberra on ice impact in regions
Nationals Member for Murray Valley, Tim McCurdy, recently briefed his federal colleagues on the devastating impact the methamphetamine drug, ice, is having on regional Victorian communities.  Mr McCurdy is a member of the Victorian Government’s Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention comm... Read more
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