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…

Vote reveals environmental farce

Nationals Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has condemned the Rudd Government for voting against acknowledging three international environmental conservation treaties to which Australia is already a signatory. The treaties all recognise sustainable use of the environment. ‘’The vote highlights the hypocrisy of Labor’s stated support for environmental conservation,’’ Senator McKenzie said. The Senate was asked to…

Labor to turn a profit on loans to struggling farmers

Treasury officials appearing before Senate Estimates have vindicated claims by State and Territory agriculture ministers last weekend that the Gillard Government is seeking to turn a profit from its proposed Farm Assistance package, according to Victorian Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie. “Treasury officials on Wednesday said it was accurate to say the Government was offering loans…