Stepping Up Biosecurity Defences To Safeguard Regional Australia

The Nationals in government has boosted biosecurity funding by $66.6 million to arrest the threat posed to Australia by the global advance of African swine fever (ASF).  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the government’s focus was on keeping ASF out of Australia and the extra funding would put more officers,…

Safe Places Grant Round Now Open To Victorian Organisations

$60 million worth of grants are now available to help local organisations expand emergency accommodation for those affected by domestic violence. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the grant could help local women and children in rural Victoria experiencing domestic violence to find a safe and secure place to stay. “I would encourage eligible organisations…

Regional Australians To Get Better Access To Clinical Trials

The Liberal-Nationals Government is investing $100 million to improve the health of Australians in rural, remote and regional areas through access to innovative clinical trials. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the announcement with country Victorians facing barriers to taking part in clinical trials including distance, geographical isolation, cultural difference and workforce capacity.  Minister for Health, Greg…

Water For Fodder Program Opens For Victorian Irrigators

Northern Victoria farmers are encouraged to apply for water under the Liberal-Nationals government’s Water for Fodder Program, when it opens later this month. “At $100 a megalitre, this water is heavily discounted from the current market price which has seen prices the high side of $1000,” Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie,…

Farming Communities To Benefit From Expanding Export Opportunities In The Asia-Pacific

Farmers and the regions will benefit from more export opportunities with the Australian Parliament today passing legislation for trade agreements with Indonesia, Peru and Hong Kong. Nationals Senator and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the Bill’s passage was a great step forward for Australian agricultural exports, the economy, farmers and agricultural communities. “One of the most important…

New Aged Care Package Delivers For Indi Seniors

The Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering for senior Australians through a $537 million funding investment, responding to the three priority areas identified in the Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report. Wodonga based Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed the major funding boost, which will  deliver 10,000 new  home care packages; improve medication management…