No more Murray Basin Rail Project excuses for Premier Andrews

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Victorian Andrews Labor Government had no excuse for not delivering the Murray Basin Freight Rail project as originally agreed to. The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government today announced a $200.2 million rescue package for the stalled Victorian owned, operated and managed network upgrade. Deputy…

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Certainty for Aussie timber workers

Today I will introduce a Private Senator’s Bill that will bring surety and job security to the almost 200,000 people employed directly and indirectly in Australia’s valuable native hardwood timber industries. My Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020 to amend the EPBC Act and Regional Forest Agreements Act seeks to…

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The Show Must Go On And New Funding Will Help That Happen

Pictured here with the Wangaratta Agricultural Show Committee Organisations across Indi will share $98,500 to support their COVID-19 recovery under the Australian Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said nine show societies will receive between $2600 and $15,000 each and the Rotary Club of…

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Regions hold the key to Australia’s manufacturing sovereignty

Regional manufacturing should be central to Australia’s sovereign future, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. Today the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals together with the HunterNet Co-operative hosted Senator McKenzie and Nationals Senator for New South Wales Perin Davey on day one a two-day tour of their members throughout the…

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National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair connects job seekers with employers

A virtual jobs fair showcasing employment opportunities across harvest regions nationally will be held today (Thursday, 19 November 2020). The National Harvest Virtual Jobs Fair, funded by the Australian Government, will bring together job seekers and local businesses with jobs to offer in the country’s harvest regions, including in North East Victoria. Minister for Employment,…

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