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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More Jobs, Business and Farm Support for Indi through $7.3 million Bushfire Boost

Businesses, farms and young people across Indi will benefit from an additional $7.3 million in bushfire recovery program funding to spearhead jobs, tourism capability, and economic recovery and growth. The five programs were announced this week by the Australian and Victorian governments, as part of an $8 million boost for Victoria through Local Economic Recovery…

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The Big Issues: COVID-19 blamed for bans on sale of firearms and ammo

Sally Gall One of the strangest pronouncements to come from the Queensland government as coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force at the end of March was the direction for legitimate firearm dealers to close immediately, without any explanation. The decision left primary producers, macropod harvesters and dealers stunned and outraged. The directive by Queensland’s Chief Health…

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No more Murray Basin Rail Project excuses for Premier Andrews

Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Victorian Andrews Labor Government had no excuse for not delivering the Murray Basin Freight Rail project as originally agreed to. The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government today announced a $200.2 million rescue package for the stalled Victorian owned, operated and managed network upgrade. Deputy…

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Certainty for Aussie timber workers

Today I will introduce a Private Senator’s Bill that will bring surety and job security to the almost 200,000 people employed directly and indirectly in Australia’s valuable native hardwood timber industries. My Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Regional Forest Agreements) Bill 2020 to amend the EPBC Act and Regional Forest Agreements Act seeks to…

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