Dairy stars in estimates

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says the proposed front of pack labelling scheme developed under Labor does not give a true depiction of a product’s health benefits and is not based on evidence of behavioural change. During Senate estimates this week, Senator McKenzie’s questioning revealed the flawed application and assumptions of the front of…

HEARING REINFORCES NEED FOR EMERGENCY SAFEGUARDS

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said a Productivity Commission hearing held in Melbourne today as part of its inquiry into processed fruit imports reinforced the need for emergency safeguards.   Senator McKenzie attended the hearing, after making written submissions to the Commission earlier this year. Representatives from the City of Greater Shepparton and Member…

Policy to ensure a fair go for producers and small business retailers

Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said the Coalition’s review of competition law would ensure a fair go for producers and retailers. Senator McKenzie and The Nationals Victorian Senate candidate Marty Corboy this week heard from Victorian business owners and discussed competition concerns. “We have heard the Labor Government carbon tax has had a significant impact…

Australia No Longer A Dumping Ground

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said a Coalition Government would strengthen Australia’s anti-dumping regime. The food and grocery industry is Australia’s largest manufacturing sector and a key economic driver for regional Victoria. ‘Dumping’ occurs when foreign product is sold in Australia at less than its cost of production, undercutting local growers or businesses. Senator…