Deferral threatens MDBP

The Gillard Government’s decision to defer spending on vital water-saving infrastructure threatens the acceptance of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said.   “Labor’s deferral of $941 million in water efficiencies to 2015-16 proves it has no desire to fix aging Murray-Darling infrastructure, and would rather lazily buy water out of…

Budget burdens for central Victorians

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said tomorrow’s federal budget is an opportunity for the Gillard Government to recognise the urgent needs of central Victorians.   “The impact of the Labor government’s policy has been strangling regional Victoria’s local economies, particularly in the areas of water, energy and bio security,” she said.    “The…

Bendigo to host regional Victoria’s only cyber safety forum

Bendigo will host regional Victoria’s only Coalition Online Safety Working Group forum on May 17. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie will lead a series of meetings with school children and representatives from Bendigo’s sporting, justice and community organisations. “The Coalition Online Safety Working Group has travelled across Australia gathering information in an effort…

ANZAC Day message

 The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has encouraged central Victorians to attend an ANZAC Day commemoration service in their local community, to honour those who served, and continue to serve, our great nation.   “Tomorrow will mark the 97th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops in Gallipoli,” Senator McKenzie said.…

PM’s green tape pledge hollow

The Prime Minister’s pledge to cut ‘green tape’ for business is hollow rhetoric, when the July 1 carbon tax will leave them drowning in paperwork, according to The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie.  “Federal Labor has failed to listen to this country’s biggest economic leaders,” she said. “Prime Minister Julia Gillard acknowledged green tape…

MDBA submissions close soon

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has reminded constituents to comment on the Murray Darling Basin Plan before submissions close on Monday. “The Murray Darling Basin Authority has failed to properly engage with Victoria’s irrigation communities, as evidenced by the low number of submissions from farming families and local businesses,” she said. “Victoria has…