Olympic Stars attend Parliamentary Friends of Shooting

The second Parliamentary Friends of Shooting event at Parliament House in Canberra will feature Olympic Gold Medal shooter Catherine Skinner and Olympian James Willett tonight. Co-Chair, National’s Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said she is delighted that such eminent Olympic Shooters were attending the launch in Parliament House. Gold medal winner in the Women’s Trap…

ACCC Study Supports Red Meat Industry Concerns

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Interim Report into the cattle and beef industry which revealed allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the industry. The ACCC found competitiveness of Australian beef and cattle markets could be improved by the adoption of objective carcase grading, improvements to the…

Backpacker Boom Expected

Victoria could see an increase in working holiday makers after the Federal Government launched a global $10 million campaign to attract more to Australia. National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the campaign builds on the Coalition’s recent reform package, which will make Australia a world-leading destination for young people to undertake a working holiday.…

Delivering on the promise to protect the CFA

In the strongest move yet to protect CFA Volunteers in Victoria, the Turnbull/Joyce Government has passed the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill with the assistance of the majority of Senate crossbenchers, Committee Chair, Senator Bridget McKenzie said she was particularly impressed that several interstate crossbench senators had attended hearings in regional…

Grants Announced for promotion of Poepunkah and Myrtleford under the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Alpine Shire has been successful in winning funding for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of key public spaces within the townships of Poepunkah and Myrtleford. The National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie announced the grants today under Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.  Senator McKenzie said the grant of $990,000…

Grants Open for Regional Business Incubators

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today urged businesses in Regional Victoria to apply for new federal government grants for Incubator Support to improve their prospects of commercial success on international markets. The Incubator Support initiative includes $23 million to assist with the creation of new business incubators which will help start-up companies access advice,…