North East ag shows secure upgrade funding

Four North East Victorian agricultural show societies will share in more than $500,000 to renew and reinvigorate their show grounds, under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants program. Corryong and Upper Murray Show Society will receive $245,067 to upgrade and extend the power supply at the Corryong Recreation Reserve and upgrade the rodeo arena to…

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Statement – COVID-19

Senator McKENZIE: As Leader of the Nationals in the Senate, I stand to associate our party with the comments from Senator Cormann, particularly his references to the indiscriminate nature of this virus with regard to its victims—and regional Australia is not immune. It's a crisis that, as Senator Wong so eloquently stated, is something that…

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Visa Changes Bring Workforce Certainty For Farmers

Victorian orchardists and horticulture farm businesses and communities stand to benefit from an announcement made by the Australian Government to extend working holiday maker and other visas amid the COVID-19 crisis with requirements to support the on-going health of regional communities. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed confirmation that visa changes will allow Pacific…

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Mobile coverage boosted in Wandiligong

People living and travelling through Wandiligong will now have better phone service to make calls, browse the internet and stay connected with family and friends. The switch on of a new macro base station in Wandiligong under the Mobile Black Spot Program will significantly improve phone service in the popular tourist destination on Morses Creek…

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Supporting Regional Australia through COVID-19

Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says regional businesses, agriculture and tourism impacted by the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) remain front and centre for The Nationals as the Commonwealth Government rolls out multi-billion dollar support programs. This week the Government announced an extra $66.1 billion in stimulus measures which brings the total economic support package…

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