Apple imports live up to dangerous expectations — McKenzie

Today’s news that an Australia-bound apple consignment contained disease threats shows the Australian Government should have heeded warnings from Victoria’s apple and pear growers. The Nationals’ Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said this after news broke that a consignment of New Zealand apples contained leaf trash and a leaf curling midge. “The Federal Government and…

Apology wanted

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has slammed Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan for politicising the state public service and issuing misleading news releases. For clarification, Senator McKenzie did not attend the opening of the Department of Premier and Cabinet office yesterday, nor as the Premier confirmed were any local MPs invited. “The only one misleading Bendigo…