Speech – Water Amendment Bill 2015

Pic source: water.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (19:00): It gives me great satisfaction to commend this particular bill, the Water Amendment Bill 2015, to the Senate. I do thank those opposite and the Labor Party for supporting its passage through the other place. Senator Kim Carr: Why are you holding it up then? The ACTING DEPUTY…

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DUBBO DAILY LIBERAL: Education equality – Uni fees deterring students

http://www.dailyliberal.com.au/story/3330898/education-equality-uni-fees-deterring-students/?cs=112 BY Jennifer Hoar REGIONAL communities, as well as students and parents, are suffering at the hands of a university system where high costs force country students to choose between staying at home or gaining a higher education, according to federal National party senator Bridget McKenzie. Possible solutions, raised at recent Regional Higher Education Forums,…

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WANGARATTA CHRONICLE: Beef farmers fed up

http://wangarattachronicle.com.au/2015/09/07/beef-farmers-fed-up/ BY Shane Douthie THE public hearing of the Senate inquiry into the meat processing reaffirmed to Senator Bridget McKenzie why she was one of its main instigators in the first place. “This issue has resonated throughout North East Victoria,” Senator McKenzie said. “The strong community turnout at Albury really impressed the panel and it…

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Learning Potential App to benefit Victorian students

Nationals Senator for Victoria and chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee, Bridget McKenzie, says an innovative new mobile app will encourage parents to get more involved in their children’s education. “The Learning Potential mobile app, recently launched by Minister for Education and Training, Christopher Pyne, features helpful articles and videos with tips…

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NFF: China-Australia FTA great for Australian jobs, industry groups say

http://www.nff.org.au/read/5047/china-australia-fta-great-for-australian.html AUSTRALIA risks missing out on a surge in jobs and export opportunities if the Parliament delays approving the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), prompting three major industry groups to today launch a national campaign to inform the public on the benefits of the landmark deal. The campaign by the National Farmers' Federation, the Minerals…

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WEEKLY TIMES: JBS, Teys flatly deny allegations of collusion and price transferring

http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/agribusiness/cattle/jbs-teys-flatly-deny-allegations-of-collusion-and-price-transferring/story-fnkeqfz1-1227501055598 By NATALIE KOTSIOS AUSTRALIA’S two largest beef processors have flatly denied allegations of collusion and price transferring. Teys Australia and JBS Australia came under intense scrutiny this morning when a Senate inquiry into the red meat sector resumed in Canberra. The inquiry was prompted after nine buyers — including Teys and JBS — did…

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