Thales a great Bendigo story: senator

  3 September 2011 A NATIONALS senator has a renewed enthusiasm for the nation’s manufacturing industry after touring Thales in Bendigo.   Senator Bridget McKenzie this week met with Thales staff and management and inspected its production line. “I just think it is a great example of everything that is great about manufacturing in regional…

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Australian Apple and Pear Growers

  18 August 2011 Julia Gillard’s nod to potentially fire-blighted Kiwi apple imports is appalling, writes BRIDGET McKENZIE THE attitude of the Federal Government when it comes to dealing with the major issues confronting regional Victorians is baffling. The latest in a string of decisions that confound me is the possible green light to the…

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Nationals accuse government of double standards

  11 July 2011 The Nationals claim double standards in quarantine arrangements threaten the viability of Victoria’s apple and pear industry.  Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has met industry representatives in Canberra to hear their concerns over Biosecurity Australia’s recent decision to allow New Zealand apples into Australia without quarantine restriction, before claiming Australia’s border security…

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Senator calls Bendigo home

  4 July 2011 Friday marked an important day in the life of Bridget McKenzie. As a Nationals candidate, she won a seat in the Senate at last August’s election but has had to wait until this month to officially assume the position. Governor-General Quentin Bryce swore in Senator McKenzie on Friday morning. Despite living…

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New Senator for Bendigo

  1 July 2011 Senator Bridget Mckenzie will open her new office in Bendigo today. the newly elected nationals senator  is determined that the State’s regional economies will be the real winners from her first term in Federal Parliament. She said she is excited about being based in Bendigo claiming  the city provides a template…

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Nationals Senator opens Bendigo office

  1 July 2011 Bendigo will become home to a second Conservative sitting politician from today. Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie will be sworn in as part of the new Senate today, and she will base her office in Bendigo, despite being from Gippsland. The 41-year-old single mother of four is somewhat of a super mum.Outside…

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