Coalition tackles cyber safety in Bendigo

  CYBER safety was in the spotlight this week. The Coalition Online Safety Working Group visited Bendigo on Thursday to hear from primary and secondary students, education and sports officials, and representatives from the justice system. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said technology was evolving rapidly and it was essential that effective policy was…

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Coalition tours Bendigo defence sites

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie together with the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Materiel, Gary Humphries have gained a greater insight into the important role Bendigo plays in protecting Australian troops and emergency personnel.   “It was wonderful to have Senator Humphries tour Bendigo’s key defence manufacturing sites, highlighting the capacity for innovation…

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Bendigo champions cyber safety

  Bendigo has hosted the Coalition Online Safety Working Group’s only regionally-focussed cyber safety forums and roundtable discussions.   The Working Group has heard Bendigo Football Netball League is ahead of the game when it comes to player safety online.   The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said it was exciting to see the…

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Better ag promotion needed

Senators from across Australia have heard the agriculture sector must better promote opportunities in the industry to students preparing to enter higher education.   In Melbourne for a parliamentary inquiry, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie heard from Victorian education providers who said student numbers in agriculture are declining.   “Experts pointed to the…

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Nationals eye Bendigo’s federal seat

  14 May 2012 SENIOR National politicians have pitched their case to win Bendigo’s federal political seat. Federal Nationals leader Warren Truss addressed the party’s state conference in Bendigo on Saturday. He said “Bendigo deserves better” and vowed to fight hard to win the city’s federal seat at the next election. Mr Truss praised Bendigo…

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Budget fails Bendigo

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has branded the Federal Budget a failure, especially for central Victorians.   “Life under Labor is about to get a lot harder and more uncertain as Bendigo prepares for the world’s biggest carbon tax on July 1,” she said.   “Every sector of the town’s economy will be…

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Deferral threatens MDBP

The Gillard Government’s decision to defer spending on vital water-saving infrastructure threatens the acceptance of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said.   “Labor’s deferral of $941 million in water efficiencies to 2015-16 proves it has no desire to fix aging Murray-Darling infrastructure, and would rather lazily buy water out of…

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State conference welcome

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie is pleased to welcome her party colleagues to Bendigo for the Annual State Conference. “The Nationals Leader, the Hon Warren Truss, and State Leader, the Hon Peter Ryan will both address the conference,” Senator McKenzie said. “This weekend will be filled with motion and debate on the carbon…

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