Strong Support for Regional Australia from ABC Bill

National Party Senator, Senator Bridget McKenzie today welcomed support from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party for the Government’s media reforms. “I appreciate the support for my Private Member’s Bill that will greatly enhance ABC services to rural and regional areas. “One Nation gave their support on the condition my Private Members Bill inclusions were adopted…

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Lake Hume Foreshore Project successful in the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund

The Wodonga region will receive a boost following news that the Huon Reserve on Lake Hume Foreshore project has won funding through the Coalition Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today the project would receive $125,000 through the Fund, making the project a reality. “The grant goes towards the $250,000…

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And the winner is…..Regional Racing

Regional racing is a significant winner with the announcement of a $2.4 million grant through the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund to the Wangaratta Turf Club. The Club is developing a $6.2 million dollar Stage 2 Development Upgrade which will have significant benefits for regional growth for the equine industry, a boost in local jobs…

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Have your say on the National Sports Plan

Victorians are being encouraged to share their views about sport, including how it is funded and the available infrastructure, to help shape the National Sports Plan. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said it was important that people from this region take part in the consultation process to help steer the long-term future direction of…

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Conversations in Decentralisation

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie today met with the Mayor of Indigo Shire, Jenny O’Connor in the first of a series of meetings with Councils on the government’s decentralisation agenda. Regional cities are often seen as the only beneficiaries of a decentralisation agenda. However this is not that case and today highlighted that all can…

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Illicit Drug Data Report: Record number of seizures and arrests

 Our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are arresting more criminals and seizing more illicit drugs than ever before, according to a new report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie welcomed today’s release of the Illicit Drug Data Report 2015-16, which provides government, law enforcement and stakeholders with a…

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Better deal for Regional Students from Gonski 2.0

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the passing of the Australian Education Amendment Bill for schools funding reform which will benefit all regional students. “The new Bill ensures a fairer, needs-based funding arrangement and removes the special deals and complexities from the previously inherited model from Labor. “I am delighted that the new…

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