$30m drought assistance for Victoria shows benefits of Nationals in Government

A $30 million drought concessional loan package for Victoria announced today shows the benefits of a strong Nationals presence in government at all levels, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. “The deal reached between Nationals federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Nationals Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh will help Victorian…

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China trade deal secured, now focus is on India

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said regional Victoria could potentially benefit further from a trade deal with India, following discussions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canberra today.  It follows the good outcome for Victorian farmers in Australia’s free trade agreement with China (ChAFTA). Senator McKenzie today during Question…

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Bendigo students will benefit from reforms

Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie, said it was disappointing students who attended her office unannounced today are falling for a Labor/union led scare-campaign.  “I would have welcomed the opportunity to talk to these students about the government’s proposed higher education reforms had they requested an appointment,” Senator McKenzie said.  “It is a shame this didn’t happen…

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Senate committee endorses higher education reforms

The Chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, Senator Bridget McKenzie, has presented to parliament a report supporting the Coalition Government’s proposed higher education reforms.  The committee’s report is the result of extensive consultation and hearings involving a wide range of mostly higher education stakeholders including students. It focuses on the impact on…

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