An Australia Day speaker in Bendigo tomorrow, Senator Bridget McKenzie has seen her fair share of Victoria in recent days.
By Annette Gregson
Senator McKenzie was in Echuca on Monday catching up on local issues with Member for Rodney Paul Weller, but her recent itinerary has taken in a large stretch along the Murray River.
That is not surprising considering her views on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, which she sees as the key issue facing the basin communities this year.
Senator McKenzie, who assumed her role in the Senate in July, is The Nationals’ first female politician from Victoria and one of six in the state.
A mother of three with a background in applied science and education, Senator McKenzie said she was driven by the need to abolish inequity between rural and urban communities