ALP sells out regional Victoria for inner-city votes

The Australian Senate today supported The Nationals call for the Victorian Labor Government to immediately reverse its decision to severely restrict the 2021 duck season. The Senate agreed that restrictions imposed by the Andrews Government were politically motivated to unfairly target law-abiding duck hunters and the rural communities their sustainable game hunting supported. The Victorian…

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding to Boost Jobs and the Economy in North-East Victoria

Bellbridge, source: towong.vic.gov.au The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 15 projects across Wodonga and Towong Local Government Areas as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget…

Jobs and tourism boost for Indi with 10 new bushfire projects

Upper Murray and Alpine communities will benefit from almost $20 million in extra bushfire recovery projects, with money to drive tourism, improve amenities, support key local industries and create jobs. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said 10 new Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Grants have just been awarded across…

The Nationals strategic plan to double Australian manufacturing employment

Regional Australia will lead the country’s post-COVID economic recovery under The Nationals’ ambitious plan to modernise and rejuvenate Australian manufacturing. The Nationals have a strong track record of backing wealth creation, jobs and sustainable industries and manufacturing is key to continuing to do this. The Nationals believe there is an abundance of resources and opportunities…

Councils And Community Organisations Can Now Apply For Round 5 Of The Building Better Regions Fund

Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie has called on Victorian communities to apply for funding under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open. “2020 was a challenging year for our communities, with bushfires, drought and a global pandemic but the BBRF will help to kick-start this new year, bringing support…

More Jobs, Business and Farm Support for Indi through $7.3 million Bushfire Boost

Businesses, farms and young people across Indi will benefit from an additional $7.3 million in bushfire recovery program funding to spearhead jobs, tourism capability, and economic recovery and growth. The five programs were announced this week by the Australian and Victorian governments, as part of an $8 million boost for Victoria through Local Economic Recovery…

No more Murray Basin Rail Project excuses for Premier Andrews

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Victorian Andrews Labor Government had no excuse for not delivering the Murray Basin Freight Rail project as originally agreed to. The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government today announced a $200.2 million rescue package for the stalled Victorian owned, operated and managed network upgrade. Deputy…