McKenzie calls on Greens to stop demonising licensed firearms owners

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said today the demonisation of licensed and responsible firearms owners by the Greens must stop, following the tabling of the Senate’s Inquiry into the ability of Australian law enforcement authorities to eliminate gun related violence in Australia. Senator McKenzie said the report, tabled today, found that only four hundredths…

Shooting stars to attend first Parliamentary Friends of Shooting on Monday night

The Parliamentary Friends of Shooting will host its first event on Monday night at Parliament House in Canberra, with Olympic and Commonwealth champions Michael Diamond and Laetisha Scanlon to attend as special guests. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie was the driving force behind the creation of the Parliamentary Friends of Shooting. Guests will hear from six-time…

Red meat market consolidation to be investigated

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie today moved a motion that will see the Senate investigate the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector. Senator McKenzie, working in consultation with her National Party colleagues, local producers and key industry groups, was the driving force behind drafting the terms of reference and moving the motion. Senator McKenzie…

McKenzie reminds regional students that relocation assistance is available

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is reminding students from regional and rural communities who receive Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY that Relocation Scholarships worth more than $4,000 are now available. Senator McKenzie said Relocation Scholarships supported eligible students who move from a regional area to a city for study. “The Nationals are strong advocates…

Letter to Editor – Labor must end uncertainty over higher ed reforms

Pic source: studyadelaide.com   Dear Editor,  Opinion on the Abbott-Truss Government’s higher education reforms has gone up a notch as critics anticipate the legislation’s reintroduction to parliament next month.  But as they preach how the uncertainty is affecting students and the sector, they fail to acknowledge that their own Labor-Greens camps have caused the current…

Rejection of higher education reforms bill would be blow to students, universities

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie thanked those crossbench senators who negotiated amendments to the higher education reforms legislation, that complement the government’s commitment to ensuring a quality education is accessible to more students, especially those from disadvantaged and regional backgrounds.  “In doing so, these senators were responding to feedback from universities, students and other stakeholders that…

Character test for Daniel Andrews – ditch the unions

The Victorian Labor Party led by Daniel Andrews was today, in the Australian senate, challenged to sever ties with corrupt unions and their slush funds.  Victorian-based Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie today in Question Time asked Employment Minister, Eric Abetz, about the federal government's legislation to ensure transparency to the governance of trade unions and so-called…