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Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has condemned Labor and the Greens for voting against the repeal of Mining Rent Resources Tax in the Senate this week saying the vote highlighted the need for a strong regional Western Australian presence in the Senate. ‘‘This is an anti-Western-Australian tax that has not worked,’’ Senator McKenzie said.…

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FOCUS ON TEACHER QUALITY PUTS STUDENTS FIRST

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the support of Labor and the Greens for a notice of motion which asked the Senate to note the importance of high quality teaching to student outcomes. Senator McKenzie said the motion acknowledged that all Australian students deserved quality teachers and teaching to ensure the highest standard…

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MCKENZIE PRAISES GRAZING DECISION

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the decision by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt to allow a cattle grazing trial in the Alpine National Park. Senator McKenzie said Minister Hunt had made a practical and well-informed decision. ‘‘The Victorian Government’s application for approval for a trial of up to 300 cattle required the…

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Goulburn Valley positions for the future

The details of the Goulburn Valley Industry and Employment Fund and Plan announced today by the Victorian Coalition Government highlights the importance of research and innovation, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. Senator McKenzie said the Goulburn Valley Industry and Employment Plan and Fruit Growing Industry Roadmap announced by Victorian Deputy Premier and…

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DESAL PLANT STILL CAUSING HEADACHES

Questioning by Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie in Senate estimates yesterday revealed the Fair Work Building and Construction Commission is re-examining an intervention that was withdrawn from the Victorian Supreme Court in 2012. Senator McKenzie questioned FWBC director Nigel Hadgkiss about the legal action that was initiated in response to illegal work practices by…

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