Senator for Victoria

Media Releases


Media Releases


24 March, 2020
Supporting Regional Australia through COVID-19
Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says regional businesses, agriculture and tourism impacted by the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) remain front and centre for The Nationals as the Commonwealth Government rolls out multi-billion dollar support programs. This week the Government annou... Read more
18 March, 2020
Surely Australians are better than this
STATEMENT It is beyond belief to see and hear of appalling busloads of Melbourne people on rural and regional shopping raids. My office has received calls from right across Victoria, from people who are seeing their local shops plundered by self-centred people from Melbourne who, it seems, have no... Read more
16 March, 2020
Everyone has role to play to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) across Australia
The Australian Government has taken significant steps to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and delay community transmission across the country. “The core objective is to slow the spread of coronavirus in Australia by taking additional steps to delay the impact and slow the rate of gro... Read more
12 March, 2020
Red Tape Cut, Access Easier For Bushfire Affected Small Businesses
The Liberal-National government today announced a new $10,000 grant and simplified access to existing loans and other services for small businesses affected by recent bushfires including the Upper Murray. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said today’s support is in response to ... Read more
12 March, 2020
Economic Stimulus Response To The Coronavirus
The Australian government today announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, businesses strong and support households and the economy as we face significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. As Nationals Senator for Victoria, I want to share with regional Vi... Read more
05 March, 2020
Statement - Senate Estimates
STATEMENT REGARDING SENATE ESTIMATES 5 March 2020 This week through the Senate Estimates process I became aware of changes made to a Ministerial decision brief that I signed in Canberra on 4 April 2019, for the third round of the Community Sporting Infrastructure Grants program. The brief autho... Read more
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
20 February, 2020
Getting Tourists Back Into Fire-Affected Regions
The Nationals in government are backing tourist towns in fire-affected regions through a $10 million tourism events and visitor attractions to support communities and protect local jobs.  Tourism is the lifeblood of many fire-affected communities in Victoria and the aim of the Regional Touri... Read more
13 February, 2020
More Funding For Upper Murray and North East Council For Bushfire Recovery
The Towong, Wodonga, Alpine, Indigo, Wangaratta and Mansfield councils in Victoria will receive further bushfire recovery funding from a $17 million fund through The National Bushfire Recovery Agency. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the extra funding ranging from $275,000 to $2... 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
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