New grants available for swimming programs in Indi

Community groups across north-east Victoria are encouraged to apply for new swimming grants to provide and improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie pastime, Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said. Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program offers grants of up to…

Highlighting The Benefits Of Hunting And Shooting

A new report shows Australia’s 642,000 recreational hunters and shooters contributed $2.4 billion to Australia’s economy in 2018. Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Department of Health’s Economic and Social Impacts of Recreational Hunting and Shooting report provided a strong evidence base. “The Nationals have long been a…

GOVERNMENT DELIVERS TO PROTECT FARMERS

The Morrison Government is today delivering on its election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists.The Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural Protection) Bill 2019 introduces new offences for the incitement of trespass, property damage, or theft on agricultural land.Attorney-General,…

STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL TIES

Minister for Agriculture Bridget McKenzie is travelling to Europe today to build stronger ties with major trading partners and hold discussions on the EU-FTA. “This is an opportunity to champion Australian agriculture in the EU, strengthen our agricultural and trade relationships and ultimately support jobs and economic growth in rural and regional Australia,” Minister McKenzie…