Simplified cross-border access for farmers, freight operators and local communities need to be maintained, argues Bridget McKenzie. BRIDGET McKENZIE, The Weekly Times July 13, 2020 THERE would be few people who don’t feel genuine concern for Melbourne and agree closing off affected COVID-19 areas is the right move. Isolated outbreaks require swift, decisive action on…Details
Closure was ‘baffling’, a ‘big mistake’ By Shana Morgan Border Mail (page 7) 10 Jul 2020 THE decision to make the “border bubble” 50 kilometres instead of 100 kilometres has been slammed by Senator Bridget McKenzie. The NSW government health order only refers to “Border community residents” being able to get permits; it does not say how far…Details
Here’s my chat with the 2AY Breakfast hosts Kylie King and Kev Poulton. We covered working with Pauline Hanson, the role of the Senate and Australia’s democracy, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann’s pending retirement, Victoria’s unfortunate Belt and Road Initiative with China and cybersecurity.
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.
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
My interview with Steve Martin on ABC Ballarat Breakfast chatting about regional news services on ABC radio.
Tune into my interview with Country Today’s Libby Price about the Victorian Nationals calling for a moratorium on further development of new plantings including almond orchards downstream of the Barmah Choke. The Victorian Nationals are standing up for irrigators: No 450 gigalitres A moratorium in NSW and SA on new developments Split the MDBA so…Details
Here’s my interview with ABC’s Victorian Country Hour host Nikolai Beilharz talking about the government’s laws targeting animal activists
DAILY CARGO NEWS by David Sexton AGRICULTURE minister Bridget McKenzie is jetting off to Rome for talks on Saturday about a free trade agreement with the European Union. Senator McKenzie said this was an opportunity to champion Australian agriculture in the EU, strengthen trade relationships and support jobs and economic growth. “Growing exports and getting…Details