Grants Announced for promotion of Poepunkah and Myrtleford under the National Stronger Regions Fund

The Alpine Shire has been successful in winning funding for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of key public spaces within the townships of Poepunkah and Myrtleford. The National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie announced the grants today under Round 3 of the Federal Coalition Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.  Senator McKenzie said the grant of $990,000…

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Grants Open for Regional Business Incubators

National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today urged businesses in Regional Victoria to apply for new federal government grants for Incubator Support to improve their prospects of commercial success on international markets. The Incubator Support initiative includes $23 million to assist with the creation of new business incubators which will help start-up companies access advice,…

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DAIRY INDUSTRY MOVES BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GOOD FOR INDUSTRY

The announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce of an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the national dairy industry is good for the industry and good for Australian consumers. National’s Senator for Victoria, Senator Bridget McKenzie, who attended the Dairy Symposium in Melbourne today said the move was enthusiastically endorsed…

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REGIONAL CITIES – NARROWING THE DIVIDE

Australia’s regional cities are vital in strong regional cities growth and creating a new framework for growth outside the capital cities. National’s Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said today the challenge for national leaders is to develop a plan that narrows the divide between regional cities and major capitals. “We need to create policies that…

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New Ministry good for regional Victorians

The new Turnbull Ministry announced this afternoon is good for the country and good for regional Victoria. It is impressive to see such a strong National Party representation in the new Ministry reflecting the great success of the Nationals in the federal election, especially in Murray.  Of special note for Victorians is Local Government and…

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THE COALITION WILL GUARANTEE SUPPORT FOR AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMERS

The Coalition Government announced today that it will provide support for Australian dairy farmers who have had their incomes retrospectively cut by dairy processors Murray-Goulburn and Fonterra. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce said the Coalition will deliver immediate assistance to dairy farmers in hardship to help them manage…

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PROTECTING VULNERABLE WORKERS

Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie today applauded moves to strengthen existing workplace laws to ensure better protection for workers and to stamp out exploitation by unscrupulous employers. Senator McKenzie said the Coalition’s focus on jobs and growth will be complemented by increased safeguards for workers who have been let down in recent times as…

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Funding for Regional Universities to Assist Rural Students

National Party Senator for Victoria and Chair of the Senate Education and Employment References Committee Bridget McKenzie today called on regional universities to apply for funding under the National Priorities Pool program to assist regional and rural students into universities. Funding applications are now being accepted from universities looking at creating more opportunities for targeted…

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