Foreign investment change protects Aussie farm land

Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says changes to foreign investment review laws will ensure the interests of regional, rural and remote businesses are protected through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All proposed foreign investments into Australia subject to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (the Act) would require approval. These measures would remain in place…

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 announced an extra $66.1 billion in stimulus measures which brings the total economic support package…

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 growth of the virus,” Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie…

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 feedback from fire affected communities to help them get through the recovery as…

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 phone service along the Beechworth-Wodonga Road black spot zone and…