ABC Short Changes on Short Wave

The decision by the ABC to end short wave services to the Northern Territory has been described today as short-sighted and another example of the Corporation ignoring Regional Australia. National’s Senator Bridget McKenzie held talks in Darwin this afternoon with the NT Cattlemen’s Association about the issue. “This is of vital concern for Territorians, with…

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Dairy farmers key to ACCC price probe

National’s Senator Bridget McKenzie today urged dairy farmers to speak out at the upcoming series of ACCC symposiums on the dairy industry. The ACCC Forums will examine competition between milk processors, contracts between processors and farmers, global supply markets and the profitability of dairy farms. Senator McKenzie, who last month chaired a series of Dairy…

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Support for Wine Tax Changes

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and head of Campbell’s Wines in Rutherglen and Wine Makers Federation of Australia Board Member, Colin Campbell said today changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate will better assist grape growing, winemaking and associated tourism in regional Australia. The reforms come on the back of extensive consultation with…

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Indi benefits greatly from new mobile coverage

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today more regions in the electorate of Indi will benefit from new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. “I’m pleased to announce new coverage for the Baranduda Range, Beechworth – Wodonga Road, Kevington, Mt Dom Dom,…

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Dairy Roundtables scheduled for Victoria

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie today confirmed the schedule of Dairy roundtable meetings to be held across regional Victoria in December. Senator McKenzie will represent the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources organised meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to…

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Nationals Protect Indi Water

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie says water security throughout the Indi region is vital and will be protected under the leadership of the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Senator McKenzie said she strongly supported comments from Mr Joyce regarding possible extra environmental flows as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. “The Deputy Prime Minister…

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