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…

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Let’s Make Australia Make Again

Meeting manufacturers and food processors in person and virtually over the months, it’s evident the COVID pandemic has exposed not only our current reliance on other countries but also the need to capitalise on the opportunities we have here in our regions. Here’s a summary of a statement on manufacturing I made to the senate…

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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…

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