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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Govt fails to answer NBN consultation questions, refers to cuddly koalas instead

The Government has failed to answer questions on community consultation for NBN towers in two regional Victorian communities during Senate Question Time today, the Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said. The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy was at a complete loss when questioned about proposed sites at Buninyong and…

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Senate considers Murray Darling Basin sustainable diversion limits

Bridget McKenzie, The Nationals Senator for Victoria, has used parliamentary debate into long term sustainable diversion limits within the Murray Darling Basin to highlight the need for recognition of the impact on communities and industries in northern Victoria of the forthcoming Murray Darling Basin Plan.   The Senate’s Environment and Communications Committee tabled a report…

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