McKenzie lauds the Bendigo Spirit

In Canberra this week the Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie paid tribute to the young women and management of the Bendigo Spirit Women’s Basketball team. The Bendigo Spirit secured their spot in the final with a courageous 78 to 71 win over Dandenong on Sunday. Senator McKenzie, who has keenly followed the progress of…

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McKenzie: There’s something wrong when bottled water and soft drink is more expensive than milk!

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie joined forces with Senator Barnaby Joyce and Australian food campaigner, Dick Smith at a dairy crisis meeting in Tongala today that saw at least 500 disillusioned dairy farmers looking for change.   The meeting was co-ordinated by newly formed lobby group, Farmer Power and was chaired by Wyuna farmer, Nigel…

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Federal Government lacks headspace common sense

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has attacked the government’s so-called common sense approach to determining how communities receive headspace centres.   In response to a Senate Estimates Question on Notice, the government confirmed results of national modelling and “a level of human intelligence” are a basis to determining how locations are selected, giving…

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Swim between the flags this summer

Beachgoers are being reminded by The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie to heed the advice of local surf lifesavers and swim between the red and yellow flags this summer. Senator McKenzie’s call comes after the release of Surf Lifesaving Australia’s National Coastal Safety Report 2012 showed a significant increase in drowning deaths last year.…

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Merry Christmas from Senator McKenzie

There’s no doubt Bendigo comes alive at Christmas. The recent rally by the local community to stage the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Rosalind Park highlighted a fantastic sense of festive spirit. It has been a joy to wander through the business districts of central Victoria and see people purchasing their Christmas presents…

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