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…

Senator McKenzie calls for safeguards

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has made submissions to the Productivity Commission’s inquiries into the impact of cheap fruit and tomato imports on Australian producers. Senator McKenzie said under the World Trade Organisation agreement, safeguard measures could be applied to prevent serious and ongoing harm to industry. ‘‘In a free trade environment, dumping can occur,…

Senator McKenzie to discuss DisabilityCare in Bendigo

Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie will this week address a forum on the recently launched DisabilityCare Australia. Senator McKenzie is a member of the joint select committee on DisabilityCare Australia, otherwise known as the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The scheme has commenced in trial sites across the country, including the Barwon region in Victoria. ‘‘The…