FOCUS ON TEACHER QUALITY PUTS STUDENTS FIRST

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has welcomed the support of Labor and the Greens for a notice of motion which asked the Senate to note the importance of high quality teaching to student outcomes. Senator McKenzie said the motion acknowledged that all Australian students deserved quality teachers and teaching to ensure the highest standard…

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SEND SHANE TO CANBERRA

Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has condemned Labor and the Greens for voting against the repeal of Mining Rent Resources Tax in the Senate this week saying the vote highlighted the need for a strong regional Western Australian presence in the Senate. ‘‘This is an anti-Western-Australian tax that has not worked,’’ Senator McKenzie said.…

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MOTIONS – Commonwealth Procurement Policy

I only have a limited amount of time available to me, but I do recognise that government procurement is an attractive option as a solution to shoring up local manufacturers. I understand that. Australian manufacturers would love to have something like the Buy American Act, just as Australian farmers would like our own version of…

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Industrial Relations SPEECH

Over the past month Boral Chief Executive Mike Kane has brought to public attention the orchestrated and costly secondary boycott campaign waged against it by the Victorian branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. The continued thuggery by the CFMEU prompted an excellent question from Senator Boswell yesterday during Senate question time, which…

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