Additional $2.7 million for critical Indi child care services

Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education Bridget McKenzie today announced the allocation of an additional $2,778,907 to support vital child care services in Indi and help meet the needs of local families. The Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator said over a dozen services will receive funding through the Liberal and National Government’s…

Victorian Government Deals Another Blow To Local Timber Industry

The Victorian State Labor Government has undercut Australian businesses, after selecting to use imported timber for the construction of Melbourne Metro’s new Anzac Station, rather than hardwood sustainably grown and processed in Victoria. Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said the decision to use engineered timber from the German company, Hess Timber undermines…

North East Victoria communities encouraged to apply for a share in $280 million in Australian Government bushfire recovery funding

The Australian Government has released guidelines for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) grants program, providing funding direct to communities to help in their ongoing recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud MP said bushfire recovery is still front and centre for the Australian Government. “The Government has committed…

Men’s Sheds Grants now open

Image courtesy of AMSA. As part of Men’s Health Week, the Liberal and Nationals Government is encouraging Men’s Sheds across North East Victoria to apply for funding as part of the latest round of the National Men’s Shed Development Programme (NDSP). Opening this week, Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie encouraged all Sheds in…

Disaster Assistance For Prolonged Power Outages In Victoria

Image courtesy of AusNet Disaster assistance has been made available for households who continue to be affected by prolonged power outages from the extreme weather event in Victoria. Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said a Prolonged Power Outage…