Regions hold the key to Australia’s manufacturing sovereignty

Regional manufacturing should be central to Australia’s sovereign future, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. Today the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals together with the HunterNet Co-operative hosted Senator McKenzie and Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey on day one a two-day tour of their members throughout the…

National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair connects job seekers with employers

A virtual jobs fair showcasing employment opportunities across harvest regions nationally will be held today (Thursday, 19 November 2020). The National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair, funded by the Australian Government, will bring together job seekers and local businesses with jobs to offer in the country’s harvest regions, including in North East Victoria. Minister for Employment,…

November 23 re-opening a significant step in recovery

November 23 cannot come soon enough, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. “Today’s confirmation from the NSW Premier to fully open the Victoria-NSW border on November 23 means the end is in sight for communities who have endured considerable and extended hardship under harsh COVID-19 restrictions,” Senator McKenzie said. “Restrictions have…

Applications Open For Local Economic Bushfire Recovery Projects

Bushfire affected communities in North East Victoria can now apply for money to support Local Economic Recovery projects. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie encouraged communities in the Upper Murray and Alpine regions to apply for funding under the $68.6 million Local Economic Recovery program in Victoria, which will be jointly funded…

Screen Australia Bias Against Aussie Beef Industry Slammed in Senate Estimates

Screen Australia has been caught out by Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie for funding $625,000 of taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars to bring down the Australian beef industry. Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge is listed as a documentary on both Screen Australia and the ABC’s websites even though it is factually…

Senate Estimates Exposes Victorian Labor’s Murray Basin Rail Project Deception

The Andrews Labor Government’s deception of north-west Victorian producers was exposed during Senate Estimates this week when it was forced to release its revised business case for the disastrous overdue and over budget Murray Basin Rail Project. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the business…