Victoria’s agriculture sector to benefit from Inland Rail project

Inland Rail good for farming Country News (page 20) A new study has identified investment opportunities in Victoria’s agricultural, manufacturing, freight and logistic sectors arising from the operation of the Inland Rail. The biggest winners will be food processing, transport logistics and manufacturing facilities, which MPs say will be a welcome boost to the future…

Nationals MPs call on Andrews Government to reconsider regional Victorian lockdown rules

‘One size doesn’t fit all’: country MPs urge lockdown rethink By Tom Minear and Tamsin Rose Herald Sun (page 8) REGIONAL Victorian MPs are urging the state government to reconsider blanket stay-at-home restrictions on large parts of the state that have no coronavirus cases. From Thursday, country Victorians will only be allowed to leave home…

NSW-Vic border closure: One size doesn’t fit all

Simplified cross-border access for farmers, freight operators and local communities need to be maintained, argues Bridget McKenzie. BRIDGET McKENZIE, The Weekly Times July 13, 2020 THERE would be few people who don’t feel genuine concern for Melbourne and agree closing off affected COVID-19 areas is the right move. Isolated outbreaks require swift, decisive action on…

BENDIGO ADVERTISER: Indigenous affairs a focus of visit

INDIGENOUS Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion visited Bendigo on Friday. Mr Scullion and Senator Bridget McKenzie dropped into Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Bendigo District Aboriginal Co-operative. The pair toured both facilities and discussed a number of topics affecting Indigenous people in the region, including education and substance abuse. Mr Scullion said the meeting…