ANOTHER DIMENSION TO OUR BIOSECURITY SYSTEM

A 3D x-ray unit is now in place permanently at Melbourne Airport to protect and grow our $11 billion horticultural industries from passengers bringing pests and diseases into the country.Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said the new unit was automatically detecting biosecurity risks in fruit and vegetables that passengers fail to declare, and could be…

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3D x-ray unit aids protection

NEWS MAIL, Bundaberg  A 3D X-RAY unit is now in place permanently at Melbourne Airport to protect Australia's $11 billion horticultural industries from passengers bringing pests and diseases into the country. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said the unit was automatically detecting biosecurity risks in fruit and vegetables that passengers fail to declare, and could be…

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Ag minister tours the MIA

THE AREA NEWS, Griffith  IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister Senator Bridget McKenzie and lead Senate candidate Perin Davey with Ricegrowers Association president Jeremy Morton and SunRice grower director John Bradford. PHOTO: Declan Rurenga  By Declan Rurenga  AND on the eighth day as Australia's agriculture minister – Senator Bridget McKenzie visited the MIA to speak to growers and…

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Workforce shortage an issue

PORT LINCOLN TIMES By Lauren Dinning IMAGE: Federal agriculture minister and deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie with member for Grey Rowan Ramsey in Port Lincoln on Wednesday. FEDERAL agriculture minister Bridget McKenzie visited Port Lincoln on Wednesday to meet with primary producers and she says she wants Australians to know more about the domestic seafood…

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Fighting for growers rights in Brisbane

AUSTRALIAN CANEGROWER  IMAGE: L-R Canegrowers Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg, Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie, Canegrowers Director Allan Dingle.  CANEGROWERS Senior Vice-Chairman Kevin Borg and Director Allan Dingle had a busy Queensland Day on June 6 representing growers in Brisbane. The pair met with the new Federal Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie to introduce her…

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Gender inequality change ‘overdue’

THE LAND IMAGE: The 2019 Diversity participants with Ag Minister Bridget McKenzie. From left; Kelly Pearce, Linda Lee, Rachel Carson, Ms McKenzie, Natalie Sommerville, Alison Southwell, Allison Harker, Cathy Oates, Jacqui Cannon and Leonie O'Driscoll. Absent Robbie Davis. A GROUP of Australian agriculture's most influential organisations have called time on the lack of women in…

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ROUND 5 OF THE MOBILE BLACK SPOT PROGRAM NOW OPEN

The Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Mobile Black Spot Program is getting ready to expand mobile coverage to more communities in regional and remote areas with applications now open for Round 5. Minister for Regional Services and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Bridget McKenzie, today released the Guidelines for Round 5 of the Program…

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BUDGET 2019 DELIVERS RECORD INVESTMENT TO HELP GET MORE AUSTRALIANS MORE ACTIVE MORE OFTEN

As part of the Liberal and Nationals Government goal to get more Australians, more active more often, new movement guidelines have been launched to help to parents, carers, educators, children and young people create healthy daily practices. The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, released the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People aged…

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SAFEGUARDING THE INTEGRITY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT

The Minister for Sport, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today announced the introduction of the bill into Parliament to establish Sport Integrity Australia: Australia’s first national agency to bring together sports integrity capabilities, knowledge and expertise. “This bill is taking another step toward delivering the landmark reforms I announced in February in response to the wide ranging…

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