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12 September, 2012
MICK Frawley is angry. Worried his industry and livelihood are in danger, he wants action to stop New Zealand spud imports. He and other irate potato growers and politicians rallied at his farm at Bungaree, near Ballarat, last week against plans ... Read more
07 September, 2012
FURIOUS potato growers and politicians banded together in Ballarat today and rallied against plans for New Zealand potato imports Nationals senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and member for western Victoria David O'Brien met with about 30 growers... Read more
24 August, 2012
THE GEELONG region risks missing an opportunity to export food through Avalon Airport, according to a senator. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said lack of awareness about a national food plan could leave locals excluded. Sen McKenz... Read more
18 August, 2012
THE Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has called on the residents of Indi to treat the next federal election as a referendum on the carbon tax. “It is all very well to say Indi is a safe seat,” she said. “But to get rid of the carbo... Read more
19 July, 2012
Nationals senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said she hoped a revised Murray-Darling Basin Plan would see regional communities thrive. Delivering the keynote address to Murray River Group of Councils’ Bridging the Border conference, Ms McKenzi... Read more
10 July, 2012
BRIDGET McKenzie is thriving on the “huge leap” she took into the Australian Senate. She’s been there a year now as the only National Party representative for Victoria. “It’s the most amazing privilege to do this job. I have been given that... Read more
10 July, 2012
THE dangerous intersection between the Calder Freeway and Calder Alternate was again the focus of attention this week. For the past few years, both political parties and both state and federal governments have failed to fix the intersection, despite... Read more
10 July, 2012
FEDERAL Nationals say the dangerous intersection at the Calder Alternate Highway needs an urgent upgrade, but have stopped short of listing it as a funding priority if they are elected into government next year. Work to improve safety at the prob... Read more
09 July, 2012
A group of Bendigo youths have called on state and federal governments to offer more funding and support for programs that assist young people. Past and present La Trobe University students, the Bendigo Student Association, Lead On Australia and You... Read more
07 July, 2012
It’s a more intimate feel within the Senate chamber. Bridget McKenzie sits in the back row, at the end of the Coalition benches. She rises to her feet to quiz Senator Chris Evans about power generation in the La Trobe Valley and follows with supp... Read more
04 July, 2012
VEGETABLE growers will see the impacts the carbon tax will have on them. The Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss and The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie toured Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market talking to vegetable growers about the... Read more
30 June, 2012
JAMES Paulet is part of a small minority of high school students who are thinking about studying agriculture. The Tallangatta Secondary College year 11 student, who lives on his family’s beef property in the Tallangatta Valley, is doing a certifica... Read more
27 June, 2012
THE CRISIS involving agriculture’s skills shortage was addressed in the Senate last week. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, along with other committee representation, released the report into Higher Education and Skills Training t... Read more
27 June, 2012
Trade Minister Craig Emerson and Prime Minister Julia Gillard have been keen to talk up the need for Australia to fill the plates of Asia with our locally-grown produce. But a critical skills shortage threatens our agricultural abilities to meet in... Read more
23 June, 2012
THE Grace Kelly: Style Icon is continuing to attract attention even after the exhibition has closed. The record-breaking Bendigo exclusive exhibition closed last weekend but featured in Federal Parliament on Thursday night. Nationals Senator Brid... Read more
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