Support for Wine Tax Changes

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie and head of Campbell’s Wines in Rutherglen and Wine Makers Federation of Australia Board Member, Colin Campbell said today changes to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate will better assist grape growing, winemaking and associated tourism in regional Australia. The reforms come on the back of extensive consultation with…

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Indi benefits greatly from new mobile coverage

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today more regions in the electorate of Indi will benefit from new mobile base stations to improve mobile coverage under round 2 of the Australian Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. “I’m pleased to announce new coverage for the Baranduda Range, Beechworth – Wodonga Road, Kevington, Mt Dom Dom,…

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Dairy Roundtables scheduled for Victoria

Victorian Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie today confirmed the schedule of Dairy roundtable meetings to be held across regional Victoria in December. Senator McKenzie will represent the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources organised meetings. The purpose of the meetings is to…

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Nationals Protect Indi Water

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie says water security throughout the Indi region is vital and will be protected under the leadership of the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. Senator McKenzie said she strongly supported comments from Mr Joyce regarding possible extra environmental flows as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. “The Deputy Prime Minister…

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You should be on the stage Andrew

National Party Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie says Labor spokesman Andrew Leigh is missing his biggest opportunity yet – a career on the stage, preferably in comedy. “How else could you explain Andrew’s latest media release and speech to the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals? “He commits Labor to a “suite of innovative policy…

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ACCC Study Supports Red Meat Industry Concerns

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Interim Report into the cattle and beef industry which revealed allegations of anti-competitive conduct in the industry. The ACCC found competitiveness of Australian beef and cattle markets could be improved by the adoption of objective carcase grading, improvements to the…

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100 Days of Action

Delivered a win on the ‘Backpacker Tax’ ensuring our agricultural industry remains competitive and maintaining Australia’s status as one of the most competitive destinations for working holiday makers. Delivered the first Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Register report to protect Australian farmland. Investing $100 million under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme bringing the total…

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