ACCC Cattle and Beef Market Study welcomed

National Party Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the ACCC Study into Australia’s cattle and beef markets which she said goes to the heart of problems in the industry raised with her over many years. ‘For decades, I have been hearing about a culture of fear and intimidation throughout the beef industry and the…

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Review of Regional Education

 National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today joined with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Education Minister Simon Birmingham to announce a comprehensive review of regional education. Senator McKenzie said the aim of the review to be led by Professor John Halsey of Flinders University is to identify and address key barriers and challenges that…

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Quick action on Dairy Roundtables Report

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said today Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce had acted decisively and quickly to the concerns of dairy farmers who attended a series of Roundtables she chaired late last year in regional Victoria. The Roundtables were held between 12 – 16 December at Tangambalanga, Congupna, Morwell and Camperdown to hear the…

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ABC Short Changes on Short Wave

The decision by the ABC to end short wave services to the Northern Territory has been described today as short-sighted and another example of the Corporation ignoring Regional Australia. National’s Senator Bridget McKenzie held talks in Darwin this afternoon with the NT Cattlemen’s Association about the issue. “This is of vital concern for Territorians, with…

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Dairy farmers key to ACCC price probe

National’s Senator Bridget McKenzie today urged dairy farmers to speak out at the upcoming series of ACCC symposiums on the dairy industry. The ACCC Forums will examine competition between milk processors, contracts between processors and farmers, global supply markets and the profitability of dairy farms. Senator McKenzie, who last month chaired a series of Dairy…

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Support for Wine Tax Changes

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and head of Campbell’s Wines in Rutherglen and Wine Makers Federation of Australia Board Member, Colin Campbell said today changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate will better assist grape growing, winemaking and associated tourism in regional Australia. The reforms come on the back of extensive consultation with…

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Indi benefits greatly from new mobile coverage

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today more regions in the electorate of Indi will benefit from new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. “I’m pleased to announce new coverage for the Baranduda Range, Beechworth – Wodonga Road, Kevington, Mt Dom Dom,…

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