McKenzie celebrates International Women’s Day in regional Victoria

Regional Victorians have today celebrated International Women’s Day, recognising the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present, and looking to the future to see where progress can still be made. Senator McKenzie attended International Women’s Day events in Benalla, Bendigo and Shepparton and today commented on the camaraderie and joint purpose she…

MDBA concedes taking basin water will have ‘damaging, severe, devastating effects’

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie will welcome the Women for a Living Basin community group to the halls of Parliament tomorrow. Senator McKenzie said the delegation was heading to Canberra to draw attention to the negative social impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on their families, schools, businesses and communities. “This dedicated…

The Nationals Scholarship for Young Leaders 2012 – closing soon!

Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is encouraging students to get their applications in as The Nationals Scholarship for Young Leaders 2012 draws to a close. The scholarship aims to assist regional Victorian students in their chosen tertiary pathway.  “The Nationals are committed to ensuring that regional and rural young people continue to reach their potential…

Department casts further doubt over Labor’s cattle grazing ban

A Federal Labor move to ban cattle grazing in the Victorian High Country goes against the counsel of its own department, according to The Nationals Senator McKenzie today. Questioned by Senator McKenzie as part of the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Environment Estimates, department representatives stated that “national parks and all the management issues…