Where is the funding for Gippsland Aeronautics?

Victorian Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie questioned the distribution of almost $1 billion by the Regional Development Australia Fund in Senate estimate hearings last night and asked specifically about its decision not to fund a critically needed job creation application from the Latrobe Valley. The Government allocated almost $1 billion to the RDAF to support the…

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Dairy farming families, exports attacked by carbon tax

Canberra’s carbon tax will cripple the household budgets of dairy farming families, and give overseas competitors an unfair advantage over Victoria’s major exporter of foodstuffs. Bridget McKenzie, the Nationals Senator for Victoria, said this after touring Murray Goulburn’s Global Distribution Centre at Port Melbourne with the Nationals’ leader, Warren Truss. “The carbon tax will cost…

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Support for SurfLivesaving Australia

The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, has called on the Federal Government to financially support Surf Lifesaving Australia’s a research program, which is designed to further reduce drowning deaths in Australia. Senator McKenzie teamed up with Senators from Queensland, NSW and Victoria, to introduce a joint motion to Parliament for more support for the…

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Labor cashes in on regional funding

Smaller towns have lost out to Labor’s political ambitions in the fight for funds for regional development projects, according to the Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. She says the latest round of grants from the Regional Development Australia Fund shows a clear bias towards marginal Labor seats at the expense of regional towns and…

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