We’re set to sizzle – so take care

With parts of the country set to experience record hot temperatures, the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie, is urging people to stay safe in the sun and the water. “Australia has already been touched by tragedy with drownings this summer,” Senator McKenzie said. “Tragically, 31 people have drowned in Australian waterways; six of those were in Victoria.   “The…

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…