November 23 re-opening a significant step in recovery

November 23 cannot come soon enough, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. “Today’s confirmation from the NSW Premier to fully open the Victoria-NSW border on November 23 means the end is in sight for communities who have endured considerable and extended hardship under harsh COVID-19 restrictions,” Senator McKenzie said. “Restrictions have…

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Senate Estimates Exposes Victorian Labor’s Murray Basin Rail Project Deception

The Andrews Labor Government’s deception of north-west Victorian producers was exposed during Senate Estimates this week when it was forced to release its revised business case for the disastrous overdue and over budget Murray Basin Rail Project. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the business…

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Andrews Government Preferred Option Keeps Murray Basin Rail Project Off The Rails

The Victorian Government’s business case for the stalled Murray Basin Rail Project must be released publicly as a matter of urgency to allow industry to review the revised options. Victorian Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie and Nationals Member for Mallee Anne Webster said Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications…

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Bushfire Projects To Boost Upper Murray’s Economic Recovery

Four North East projects are included in five bushfire recovery projects today given the green light Victoria, through more than $1.5 million in Local Economic Recovery funding from the Australian and Victorian governments. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the support announced today by Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud,…

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Senate backs Nationals urgent call for states and territories to show leadership and compassion for regional communities

The Senate today endorsed a Nationals motion calling on all states and territories to adopt a clear national definition of a COVID hotspot and the National Agricultural Worker Code. The Senate voted in favour of The Nationals motion which acknowledged border travel restrictions imposed by state and territory governments have negatively impacted the lives and…

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