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…

Victorian farmers, health services and industry want end to carbon tax

Victoria's regional communities, industry and health services want the Australian parliament to respect their wishes and repeal the carbon tax, Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said today. Speaking on legislation to repeal the tax in the senate, Senator McKenzie said the Clean Energy Regulator found the carbon tax hit Victorians with $1.5 billion in additional costs…

Regional Victoria now leads the world in carbon fibre research

A new collaboration project between business, industry and Deakin University is a huge leap forward for Australia and it is all happening in regional Victoria at the University’s Waurn Ponds campus, according to Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie. Senator McKenzie was speaking after the official opening of Deakin University’s new pilot carbon fibre manufacturing line, Carbon…