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…

Measures To Grow Regional Victorian Businesses

Businesses across regional Victoria, including Indi, will benefit from the Liberal-Nationals government’s commitment to busting regulatory barriers that slow business down. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said the government’s deregulation agenda package would remove barriers to further investment and creating jobs. Measures helping businesses grow include: Establishing a new consolidated online checklist to guide…

Building Economic Resilience In Victorian Basin Communities

Seven communities in Victoria will have access to a $15 million economic development fund for Basin community projects. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said Round 2 of the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program had been extended to a number of local council areas. “This will provide a much-needed boost for communities across Cobram, Kyabram-Tatura,…

Drought Affected Communities To Benefit From Building Better Regions Funding

The latest $200 million round of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) will be wholly and soley dedicated to helping the communities hardest hit by the crippling drought. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, urges drought hit communities to take advantage of the fund and get local infrastructure and community-building projects of all sizes off…

Delivering vital Farm Household Allowance Support To More Farmers

The Liberals and Nationals in Government are delivering real improvements to the support payment that puts food on the table, petrol in the tank and pay household bills for farming families struggling with the ongoing drought.  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Agriculture Minister, Bridget McKenzie, said the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) supports farmers in hardship…