The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, and the Hon Warren Truss MP, Leader of The Nationals, will meet with groups from across Victoria today and Friday to discuss regional transport and carbon tax issues.
After touring Murray Goulburn Cooperative’s Logistics Centre this afternoon, they will be joined early tomorrow by Senator Michael Ronaldson in Geelong, before heading to Ballarat for a meeting with regional Councils.
They will finish their day in Bendigo.
Senator McKenzie welcomed the visit, saying it was a fantastic opportunity for Mr Truss to tour regional Victoria.
“I’m pleased to be working with Mr Truss, listening to our local communities to help ensure regional Victoria remains a great place to live.”
Senator McKenzie and Mr Truss will discover first hand some of the issues facing our regional Victorian communities.
“Victoria’s regional cities like Bendigo are grappling with significant infrastructure and transport issues as they continue to rapidly grow.
“It’s important we bring attention to and address these issues through a thorough understanding of what’s required.”
They will also be hearing about how Victoria’s regional communities will bear a disproportionate burden of the carbon tax.
“We’ve heard about the Victorian government commissioned economic modelling confirming that thousands of jobs will be lost across the state” said Senator McKenzie.
“Julia Gillard’s carbon tax is going to raise the cost of living for Victorian families, hurt the Victorian economy and destroy Victorian jobs.”