Regional Structural Assistance Package not enough for regions

During Question time today in the Senate, the Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, asked Minister Wong about the socio-economic impact of the of the Gillard Government’s carbon tax on regional communities. “Can the Minister confirm what modelling has been undertaken by the Government to ensure that the $200 million allocated to the Regional Structural…

Dairy farming families, exports attacked by carbon tax

Canberra’s carbon tax will cripple the household budgets of dairy farming families, and give overseas competitors an unfair advantage over Victoria’s major exporter of foodstuffs. Bridget McKenzie, the Nationals Senator for Victoria, said this after touring Murray Goulburn’s Global Distribution Centre at Port Melbourne with the Nationals’ leader, Warren Truss. “The carbon tax will cost…