Senator McKenzie hosts border health virtual roundtable

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie hosted a virtual roundtable with local health providers from Albury-Wodonga and Minister for Regional Health, Dr David Gillespie yesterday to discuss on the ground challenges and support provided by the Australian Government. Representatives from Albury-Wodonga Health, Gateway Health, Headspace Albury-Wodonga, Albury-Wodonga Aboriginal Health Services and the…

Local roads and community infrastructure funding to boost jobs and the economy in North East Victoria

The Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 6 local projects in the electorate of Indi as part of its $2.5 billion Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said getting shovels…

Business case funding for water infrastructure flowing to Victoria

The Australian and Victorian governments are jointly funding two business cases worth $1.6 million that will deliver detailed planning work to identify the right projects for future investment to expand the National Water Grid. The Gisborne to Sunbury Interconnector Stage 2 and Riddells Creek to Sunbury Interconnector detailed business cases could unlock opportunities to further…

Vegetation program a win for Bendigo farmers

Farmers in Victoria’s North-Central region can now apply for the Australian Government’s $22.3 million Enhancing Remnant Vegetation Pilot. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud, Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Member for Nicholls Damian Drum said the pilot was a key component of the government’s $66.1 million Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package that is…

National Cabinet reunites boarding students with their families

Photo credit: Australian Boarding Schools Association Travel for boarding students and their families will become easier following today’s endorsement by National Cabinet of the National Code for Boarding School Students. The Code provides states and territories with principles to develop common-sense, COVID-safe travel arrangements to help students and their families navigate border restrictions. This will…