Funding Boost for the next generation of Dairy leaders

The effort to identify and train the next generation of leaders for the Australian dairy industry has received a major boost with a $335,000 grant under the Australian Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund. Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston said sound, visionary leadership was critical to the sustainable growth…

Key Senate Committee meets in Wodonga

Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Wodonga today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities. The Committee has already held hearings in Port Augusta, Rockhampton, Townsville, Darwin, Katherine, and Bendigo. Committee Deputy Chair, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Inquiry…

AgDay: Acknowledging A Pillar Of Australia’s Economy

$60bn farm sector employs 1.6 million Australians in cities and regions Agriculture set to generate $100bn in income per year by 2030 Farm produce earns 1 in 7 dollars of Australia’s export income Victorian farmers “punching above their weight” Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the inaugural Agriculture and Related Industries Day – observed today – was a “brilliant opportunity”…

Key Senate Committee meets in Bendigo

Members of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee met in Bendigo today as part of a number of Inquiries into the impact of Defence’s training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities. The Committee has already held hearings in Port Augusta, Rockhampton, Townsville, Darwin and Katherine.  Committee Deputy Chair, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Inquiry…

Great step forward for regional broadcasting

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed new legislative reforms to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Act introduced in the Senate. “These are great news for regional areas as they enhance the ABC’s commitment to rural and regional Australia and require its news services to be fair and balanced. “The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment…