White Paper is a strong long-term plan for farmers

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said for the first time Australia has a long-term plan to make agriculture stronger, following the release of the Commonwealth Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. “The Nationals, working as part of a strong Coalition Government, recognise the important role our farmers and agricultural communities play in building the…

McKenzie meats processors

Beef producers in northern Victoria were encouraged to have their say on how to best improve their industry at a meeting in Echuca yesterday. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie hosted the meeting which gave local beef producers the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Senate inquiry into the effect of market consolidation…

McKenzie announces $5 million for Bendigo Airport

The Commonwealth Government will invest $5 million towards construction of a new runway at Bendigo Airport, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie announced today. Senator McKenzie said the Commonwealth Government’s $5 million investment would support the Greater Bendigo City Council to deliver a $14.7 million upgrade of Bendigo Airport. The investment will fund construction…

Coalition to build stronger communities

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said communities across regional Victoria can access grants worth between $1,000 and $20,000 to fund local projects that deliver important social benefits. Senator McKenzie said the Coalition Government announced the new Stronger Communities Programme in the 2015 Budget. “The new Stronger Communities Programme will provide $45 million over…