Bushfire affected regions of Victoria will share in more than $294,000 additional funding from the Liberal and Nationals Government to increase access to financial counselling services. The financial support is part of part of an additional $3.5 million allocated to deliver ongoing support to communities ravaged during the recent bushfire season. Nationals Senator for Victoria…Details
North East Victorian businesses are worried they will not be able to financially recover if the state’s COVID-19 restrictions tighten. Stage three restrictions are now in effect across huge parts of Melbourne’s north and west. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says regional Victorians should not be penalised for the COVID spike in isolated parts…Details
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has criticised Queensland and South Australia for banning all Victorian visitors once their borders reopen this month. She says it is unfair that country people are being tarred with Melbourne’s brush.
Rural and regional Victoria is set to benefit from the Australian Government’s forward-thinking Future Drought Fund. The investment of $3.9 billion, which will grow to $5 billion will build resilience and provide the tools farmers need to prepare for, manage and sustain their businesses during and after drought. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said…Details
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says regional Victorians should not be penalised because of COVID-19 spikes in isolated parts of Melbourne. Senator McKenzie encouraged Victorians not living in Stage 3 Stay at Home restricted postcode areas and the rest of Australia to support regional businesses and tourist operators by visiting and holidaying in regional…Details
Drought relief comes to Indi – Drought Communities Program projects approved for Benalla, Strathbogie councils
People living in the Rural City of Benalla and Strathbogie Shire will benefit from $2 million in additional Liberal and Nationals Government funding to support community infrastructure and other drought-relief projects through the expanded Drought Communities Program. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Drought Communities Program was helping to keep local economies going…Details
Regional Victorians are being unfairly restricted by state governments due to a coronavirus outbreak made in Melbourne, Bridget McKenzie says. By ALEX SINNOTT, The Weekly Times July 1, 2020 1:59pm REGIONAL Victoria should not be penalised for the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak, former agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie says. The National Party senator criticised interstate leaders for…Details
More than 100 regional publishers and broadcasters will receive a share of $50 million to keep Australia’s regional news services operating in 2020-21. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie congratulates the 92 publishers, 13 radio operators and five television broadcasters who successfully applied to the Public Interest News Gathering (PING) Program. Three applicants were successful…Details
My interview with Steve Martin on ABC Ballarat Breakfast chatting about regional news services on ABC radio.
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says further job and program cuts by ABC management highlights the importance of having a rural and regional voice on the ABC Board. The Government must bring on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Measures) Bill 2019 as a matter of urgency to ensure the ABC has…Details