ANZAC Day message

 The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has encouraged central Victorians to attend an ANZAC Day commemoration service in their local community, to honour those who served, and continue to serve, our great nation.   “Tomorrow will mark the 97th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops in Gallipoli,” Senator McKenzie said.…

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The Nationals listen to local government

20 April 2012 The Nationals listen to local government The City of Greater Bendigo Mayor, Councillor Alec Sandner has told the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Regional Development Senator Barnaby Joyce it needs federal government funds to progress plans for the Bendigo Airport redevelopment. Representatives from the City of Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton City…

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PM’s green tape pledge hollow

The Prime Minister’s pledge to cut ‘green tape’ for business is hollow rhetoric, when the July 1 carbon tax will leave them drowning in paperwork, according to The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie.  “Federal Labor has failed to listen to this country’s biggest economic leaders,” she said. “Prime Minister Julia Gillard acknowledged green tape…

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MDBA submissions close soon

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has reminded constituents to comment on the Murray Darling Basin Plan before submissions close on Monday. “The Murray Darling Basin Authority has failed to properly engage with Victoria’s irrigation communities, as evidenced by the low number of submissions from farming families and local businesses,” she said. “Victoria has…

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Govt Gags Regional Radio Bill Debate

The Labor Government has continued to ram a raft of important legislation through the Senate without due opportunity to talk about the implications for regional Australia, according to The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. Debate on the mining tax was cut short earlier this week and legislation impacting the textiles industry was given little…

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Gillard Govt betrays Bendigo over PHI

News the Gillard Government rammed their changes to Private Health Insurance through the Senate last night will come as a blow to regional Victorians, according to Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie. “This is another betrayal by the Gillard Government which will further increase cost of living pressures on Bendigo residents,” Senator McKenzie said today. “Our nation’s…

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