ACCC Study Supports Red Meat Industry Concerns

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Interim Report into the cattle and beef industry which revealed allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the industry. The ACCC found competitiveness of Australian beef and cattle markets could be improved by the adoption of objective carcase grading, improvements to the…

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Backpacker Boom Expected

Victoria could see an increase in working holiday makers after the Federal Government launched a global $10 million campaign to attract more to Australia. National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the campaign builds on the Coalition’s recent reform package, which will make Australia a world-leading destination for young people to undertake a working holiday.…

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Win over Benalla Rates Issue

National’s Senator, Bridget McKenzie has announced that the Federal Government has agreed to make a transition payment of almost $448,000 to the Benalla Rural City Council, to avert a shortfall in rates to the Council followed the sale by Thales to the Commonwealth of the Benalla Munitions Facility “This is great news for the Council…

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Delivering on the promise to protect the CFA

In the strongest move yet to protect CFA Volunteers in Victoria, the Turnbull/Joyce Government has passed the Fair Work Amendment (Respect for Emergency Services Volunteers) Bill with the assistance of the majority of Senate crossbenchers, Committee Chair, Senator Bridget McKenzie said she was particularly impressed that several interstate crossbench senators had attended hearings in regional…

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Grants Announced for promotion of Poepunkah and Myrtleford under the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Alpine Shire has been successful in winning funding for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of key public spaces within the townships of Poepunkah and Myrtleford. The National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie announced the grants today under Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.  Senator McKenzie said the grant of $990,000…

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Bendigo Tennis Centre wins fundinmg for expansion

The Bendigo Tennis Centre Expansion will become a reality after winning funding in Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.  National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the centre has been granted $2,090,000 through Round 3 of the National Stronger Regions Fund, announced by Minister Fiona Nash. “This was a hotly…

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Grants Open for Regional Business Incubators

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today urged businesses in Regional Victoria to apply for new federal government grants for Incubator Support to improve their prospects of commercial success on international markets. The Incubator Support initiative includes $23 million to assist with the creation of new business incubators which will help start-up companies access advice,…

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DAIRY INDUSTRY MOVES BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GOOD FOR INDUSTRY

The announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce of an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the national dairy industry is good for the industry and good for Australian consumers. National’s Senator for Victoria, Senator Bridget McKenzie, who attended the Dairy Symposium in Melbourne today said the move was enthusiastically endorsed…

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