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,…

DAIRY INDUSTRY MOVES BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GOOD FOR INDUSTRY

The announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce of an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the national dairy industry is good for the industry and good for Australian consumers. National’s Senator for Victoria, Senator Bridget McKenzie, who attended the Dairy Symposium in Melbourne today said the move was enthusiastically endorsed…

Co-operatives and Mutuals Supported at Centenary Conference

Details of motion to the Centenary Conference of the National Party in Victoria, by Senator Bridget McKenzie. The conference passed a motion in support of co-operatives and mutuals without amendment. Statement of the Motion: The Senate Economics References Committee tabled its final report into the Co-operatives and Mutuals sector in March this year with 17 recommendations.…

THE COALITION WILL GUARANTEE SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMERS

The Coalition Government announced today that it will provide support for Australian dairy farmers who have had their incomes retrospectively cut by dairy processors Murray-Goulburn and Fonterra. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition will deliver immediate assistance to dairy farmers in hardship to help them manage…