The Weekly Times – McKenzie: Coronavirus restrictions are unfair on regional Victorians

Regional Victorians are being unfairly restricted by state governments due to a coronavirus outbreak made in Melbourne, Bridget McKenzie says. By ALEX SINNOTT, The Weekly Times July 1, 2020 1:59pm REGIONAL Victoria should not be penalised for the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak, former agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie says. The National Party senator criticised interstate leaders for…

Live exports pledge

COUNTRYMAN – THE WEST AUSTRALIAN   By Jenne Brammer  Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie is confident Australia's live export industry has a viable and prosperous future, and has vowed to base her decision-making on science. Just 20 days into her new role, Senator McKenzie visited Perth to meet key players and groups in WA agriculture, including…

3D x-ray unit aids protection

NEWS MAIL, Bundaberg  A 3D X-RAY unit is now in place permanently at Melbourne Airport to protect Australia's $11 billion horticultural industries from passengers bringing pests and diseases into the country. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said the unit was automatically detecting biosecurity risks in fruit and vegetables that passengers fail to declare, and could be…

Ag minister tours the MIA

THE AREA NEWS, Griffith  IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister Senator Bridget McKenzie and lead Senate candidate Perin Davey with Ricegrowers Association president Jeremy Morton and SunRice grower director John Bradford. PHOTO: Declan Rurenga  By Declan Rurenga  AND on the eighth day as Australia's agriculture minister – Senator Bridget McKenzie visited the MIA to speak to growers and…