SPEECH: Federal Court ruling supports Nationals push to give forestry industry certainty

Watch here. Senator McKENZIE (Victoria—Leader of the Nationals in the Senate) (13:47): Today, the drums of democracy are beating loudly for our native forest industry as this week a full bench of the Federal Court upheld the appeal of VicForests against the action by Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum following the years of uncertainty Justice Mortimer’s finding…

State Premiers Must Act In Good Faith and Common-Sense and Use Evidence Over Politics

Wodonga-based Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie tonight in the senate called on state premiers to act in good faith and common-sense and use evidence over politics at this Friday’s National Cabinet so there’s an agreed definition of COVID hotspots and in determining where they are. This will ideally mean our COVID-free border communities will be able…

Statement – COVID-19

Senator McKENZIE: As Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, I stand to associate our party with the comments from Senator Cormann, particularly his references to the indiscriminate nature of this virus with regard to its victims—and regional Australia is not immune. It's a crisis that, as Senator Wong so eloquently stated, is something that…