Labor And The Greens Again Blatantly Show Their Contempt For Rural And Regional Victoria

Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie said Labor and The Greens today again turned their back on hard working regional Victorian families in a pathetic attempt to shut down Victoria’s sustainable timber industry. The Greens unsuccessfully called on the federal Government to abandon the Victorian Regional Forest Agreement which provides for sustainable management and use of…

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Senate Endorses Nationals Campaign Highlighting Impacts Of State Border Closures On Rural And Regional Communities

The Nationals Senate team welcomes today’s Senate vote acknowledging border travel restrictions imposed by state and territory governments have negatively impacted the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of regional Australians who live and work across border communities. The Senate today voted 27-22 in support of a Nationals Motion which urgently called on state…

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National Cabinet Must Develop A National Approach To Border Closures And Quarantine Protocols

Wodonga-based Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie is calling on National Cabinet to deliver a nationally consistent approach to border closures and quarantine processes. While state leaders are engaged in a political game of one-upmanship regional communities, hundreds of kilometres from COVID-19 hotspots, are being torn apart. Protecting the health of the Australian community is the…

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Deputy Premier’s commitment for Cross Border re-set a significant step forward

Wodonga-based Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie says the call by NSW Nationals Leader and Deputy Premier John Barilaro for the border permit system to be dismantled is right. The Nationals are putting rural and regional communities first. “Like Barra today, The Nationals have been very vocal in our calls for a practical approach to allow…

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Heavy vehicle safety funding boost for Wodonga

The Wodonga Institute of TAFE has been granted $235,760 under Round 5 of the Australian Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative for a new project aimed at saving lives and reducing road trauma. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the money would kick-start the TAFE’s Multi-media Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB) project to…

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Victoria’s agriculture sector to benefit from Inland Rail project

Inland Rail good for farming Country News (page 20) A new study has identified investment opportunities in Victoria’s agricultural, manufacturing, freight and logistic sectors arising from the operation of the Inland Rail. The biggest winners will be food processing, transport logistics and manufacturing facilities, which MPs say will be a welcome boost to the future…

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‘We’ve got to speak up’

Echuca-Moama worse off than Melbourne lockdown By Anna McGuinness Senator says border rules are unfair on residents and businesses CAMPASPE residents are experiencing worse impacts from the border closure than people in lockdown in Melbourne, according to Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. In a visit to Echuca last Thursday, Senator McKenzie said she had written…

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