‘Enough is enough’ Nationals call for unity across the Murray-Darling Basin

The Nationals are blasting Federal Labor for playing political games, rather than providing bipartisan support that puts local farmers and the environment first. At the Senate Committee into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at Shepparton today, local Indigenous and farming group representatives expressed concerns over the management of the Basin, which stem back more than a…

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Access to secure water means a secure future for agriculture and for our communities

The Nationals in government is providing a further $22.3 million for the development of business cases for eight water infrastructure projects, including for Victoria, that will help secure Australia’s water future. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the investment in two regional-based projects – the Coliban Regional Rural Modernisation and Sunbury-Bulla-Keilor Agricultural Rejuvenation projects.…

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More than $2.6 million to help North-east Victorian farmers recover

More than $2.6 million will go towards rural counselling services for farmers in North-East Victoria. The $56 million dollar program from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2024 aims to provide free financial counselling services to farmers, fishers, foresters and small related businesses suffering financial hardship. Locally-based Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie said the Australian Government…

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Nearly $400,000 to boost farm drought resilience

Three local farming groups in regional Victoria will share in a total of nearly $400,000 worth of federal funding to help build more drought resilience. It’s part of the Australian Government’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) Drought Resilience Program worth $13.4 million. North-east Victoria based Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie said 15 projects in Victoria will benefit…

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Corryong agricultural show receives COVID-recovery boost

The Corryong agricultural show in Indi is receiving an Australian Government cash boost to help it bounce back bigger and better from COVID-19 cancellations. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the event has been awarded supplementary expense funding totalling $6468 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. A total…

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Improved digital connectivity for Indi

People living and working in Indi can now look forward to new and improved telecommunications services thanks to the Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Connectivity Program (RCP). The $90 million program is delivering 81 place-based solutions to digital connectivity issues in the regions, including north-east Victoria, through a range of mobile and broadband services. North-east…

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On-farm emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended further 12 months

North-east Victorian farmers still feeling the impact of drought will have a further 12 months to apply for funding from the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme (OFEWIRS) to help build much needed infrastructure to make their properties drought resilient. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said farmers will now have until…

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