Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding to Boost Jobs and the Economy in North-East Victoria

Bellbridge, source: towong.vic.gov.au The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 15 projects across Wodonga and Towong Local Government Areas as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget…

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Weekend Australian (Inquirer feature): PM faces ideological battle for climate control

By Paul Kelly The tasks facing Scott Morrison in 2021 are the immunisation of 25 million Australians and navigating a policy transition to net-zero carbon emissions at 2050 — with the message from parliament’s opening week being that his chief dangers come from populist conservatives and regional Australia. Morrison’s ambitious effort to move his government…

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Weekend Australian: Nationals ready to bargain on net zero emissions

Senior Nationals party figures have warned Scott Morrison they want agriculture, mining and manufacturing protected in any Australian policy transition to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and they will cross the floor to protect regional Australia and their party’s identity. The warning is sounded strongest by former leader ­Barnaby Joyce and former deputy leader…

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The Nationals strategic plan to double Australian manufacturing employment

Regional Australia will lead the country’s post-COVID economic recovery under The Nationals’ ambitious plan to modernise and rejuvenate Australian manufacturing. The Nationals have a strong track record of backing wealth creation, jobs and sustainable industries and manufacturing is key to continuing to do this. The Nationals believe there is an abundance of resources and opportunities…

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Councils And Community Organisations Can Now Apply For Round 5 Of The Building Better Regions Fund

Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie has called on Victorian communities to apply for funding under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with applications now open. “2020 was a challenging year for our communities, with bushfires, drought and a global pandemic but the BBRF will help to kick-start this new year, bringing support…

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