Nationals promote action to develop skilled workforce and business growth

The Nationals candidate for Ripon Scott Turner and Senator Bridget McKenzie have met with larger regional manufacturer AME systems to discuss the importance of skills training and commitment to workplace training. Mr Turner said that Senator McKenzie, who is Chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, shared his commitment to expanding business and…

Why the Member for Indi should support higher education reforms

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said she is disappointed the Member for Indi is opposing the Coalition Government’s higher education reforms which expand opportunities for regional students in pursuing further education. Senator McKenzie, chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, said the reforms include expanding the current system to provide support to students completing…

Greens support of law breaking vigilantes irresponsible

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie, accused the Greens of supporting the illegal activities of vigilantes who target animal industries with the intent of shutting them down. The Greens refused to support Senator McKenzie’s Notice of Motion (attached) in the senate that condemns the actions of vigilantes who trespass onto farm properties and covertly film operations. The…

THE FACTS ON EDUCATION FUNDING

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, challenged Labor's lies about the government's commitment to school funding.  The Labor-Greens-dominated Select Committee on School Funding held an inquiry into funding arrangements and reforms and tabled its report in the senate yesterday. Senator McKenzie, also a committee member, submitted a dissenting report. Senator McKenzie said constructive debate about…

Regional communities urged to have a say on Landcare

The Australian Government wants to hear from regional Victorians on how they think the National Landcare Program can better improve their local environment. Community information sessions will be held nationally next month including at Horsham and Albury-Wodonga. Senator McKenzie said these sessions will seek feedback, while also informing people of the opportunities the Landcare program…

Senate recognises benefits of higher education reforms to regional students

The Australian senate today recognised greater education benefits for regional students as part of the Coalition Government's higher education reforms. A notice of motion by Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, highlighting these benefits was passed in the senate today. It called on the senate to recognise that further expansion to higher education access for…