Government fails Joel Joel community

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has condemned the Gillard Government for failing to respond to questions on natural disaster flood assistance funding in the Senate this week.   “The motion passed in the Senate on Tuesday recognised the Attorney-General had failed to answer legitimate questions regarding their treatment of Category C funding applicants…

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Roll up, roll up to the Bendigo Show

 The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the arrival of the 2012 Bendigo Agricultural Show and encouraged people to drop by and say hello at The Nationals stand.   “The show is a great local event that will see the Bendigo showgrounds transformed into an exciting arena filled with amusement rides, competitions, car…

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Senate inquiry prompts Victorian government apology

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie yesterday attended the Victorian government’s apology to the men and women affected by the state’s forced adoption practices from the 1950s to the 1970s.     Senator McKenzie congratulated Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister Mary Wooldridge on the government’s practical assistance for those affected, and was moved by…

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Evidence shows Zebra Chip disease will cripple local potato industry

 The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee has heard the proposed importation of fresh New Zealand potatoes, potentially infested with Zebra Chip disease, would ravage an industry already under significant pressure.   In Canberra for the Senate inquiry, the Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie heard from Victorian potato growers who painted…

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