$30m drought assistance for Victoria shows benefits of Nationals in Government

A $30 million drought concessional loan package for Victoria announced today shows the benefits of a strong Nationals presence in government at all levels, according to Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. “The deal reached between Nationals federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce and Nationals Victorian Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh will help Victorian…

Details

China trade deal secured, now focus is on India

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said regional Victoria could potentially benefit further from a trade deal with India, following discussions between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Canberra today.  It follows the good outcome for Victorian farmers in Australia’s free trade agreement with China (ChAFTA). Senator McKenzie today during Question…

Details

AFR: Pyne’s PUP project

Christopher Pyne is out to break one of the longest spells of ineffectiveness that any Australian political party has ever had in a key policy area. When Federal Parliament resumes sitting next week he will attempt to pass his higher education reforms through the Senate. If he succeeds, the Abbott government will be the first…

Details