Senator warns growers, there’s a tough road ahead

    VEGETABLE growers will see the impacts the carbon tax will have on them. The Leader of the Nationals Warren Truss and The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie toured Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market talking to vegetable growers about the carbon tax’s impacts. Senator McKenzie said horticulture was important to Australia’s economy, and was…

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Expose kids early to agriculture

JAMES Paulet is part of a small minority of high school students who are thinking about studying agriculture. The Tallangatta Secondary College year 11 student, who lives on his family’s beef property in the Tallangatta Valley, is doing a certificate II in agriculture as part of his studies. He attended the recent soil carbon forum…

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Answers to agriculture skills shortage

THE CRISIS involving agriculture’s skills shortage was addressed in the Senate last week. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie, along with other committee representation, released the report into Higher Education and Skills Training to Support Agriculture and Agribusiness in Australia. The report included initiating an industry body to present to government a national strategy…

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Grace exhibit praised in the Senate

THE Grace Kelly: Style Icon is continuing to attract attention even after the exhibition has closed. The record-breaking Bendigo exclusive exhibition closed last weekend but featured in Federal Parliament on Thursday night. Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie heaped glowing praise on the Bendigo Art Gallery and the benefits it was bringing to the region. Ms McKenzie…

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Health inquiry travels to Albury

    Senator Bridget McKenzie discusses the issues yesterday with CSU’s Professor Andrew Vann and Professor John Dwyer. Picture: KYLIE ESLER RURAL Australia could not continue relying on foreign doctors to fill a void, the vice-chancellor of Charles Sturt University, Andrew Vann, told a Senate committee in Albury yesterday. Professor Vann said rural and remote…

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