MANUFACTURING FUNDING GIVES ICONIC BEECHWORTH BUSINESSES A BOOST

Beechworth’s Bridge Road Brewers will be able to expand their craft beer production line and Beechworth Honey will expand its creamed honey operation thanks to a $100,000 investment each from the Federal Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF). 200 projects worth more than $215 million dollars are being supported through the fund as the Government backing…

Visa Changes Bring Workforce Certainty For Farmers

Victorian orchardists and horticulture farm businesses and communities stand to benefit from an announcement made by the Australian Government to extend working holiday maker and other visas amid the COVID-19 crisis with requirements to support the on-going health of regional communities. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed confirmation that visa changes will allow Pacific…

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…