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…

GOVERNMENT BACKS ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS PROJECTS

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie today welcomed funding of $7842 to the Tallangatta Football Netball Club to encourage more North East residents to talk about organ and tissue donation and register on the Australian Organ Donor Register. The Liberal and Nationals Government has awarded $407,194 in Community Awareness Grants to projects across Australia as…

BUDGET 2019 DELIVERS RECORD INVESTMENT TO HELP GET MORE AUSTRALIANS MORE ACTIVE MORE OFTEN

As part of the Liberal and Nationals Government goal to get more Australians, more active more often, new movement guidelines have been launched to help to parents, carers, educators, children and young people create healthy daily practices. The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, released the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People aged…

SAFEGUARDING THE INTEGRITY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT

The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today announced the introduction of the bill into Parliament to establish Sport Integrity Australia: Australia’s first national agency to bring together sports integrity capabilities, knowledge and expertise. “This bill is taking another step toward delivering the landmark reforms I announced in February in response to the wide ranging…

MORE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT ON THE TABLE FOR DROUGHT STRICKEN COMMUNITIES

The Liberal and Nationals Government is boosting mental health support in nine drought-affected communities, with Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Services (Health and Communications) Senator Bridget McKenzie announcing a Trusted Advocates Network Trial to be rolled out in nine communities in four states. “I’m delighted to be in regional New South…