Support for SurfLivesaving Australia

The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, has called on the Federal Government to financially support Surf Lifesaving Australia’s a research program, which is designed to further reduce drowning deaths in Australia. Senator McKenzie teamed up with Senators from Queensland, NSW and Victoria, to introduce a joint motion to Parliament for more support for the…

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Labor cashes in on regional funding

Smaller towns have lost out to Labor’s political ambitions in the fight for funds for regional development projects, according to the Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie. She says the latest round of grants from the Regional Development Australia Fund shows a clear bias towards marginal Labor seats at the expense of regional towns and…

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Carbon tax will hit Victoria hard

Victorian Government-commissioned economic modelling has confirmed that Julia Gillard’s carbon tax will be bad for Victoria and cost thousands of jobs across the State. The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, said this today following a State Government survey across 80 Local Government regions. “This economic analysis has confirmed that the Labor-Greens carbon tax will…

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Carers voice concerns

 12 September 2011 THE development of a National Carer Strategy and the call for a National Disability Insurance Scheme saw carers across the region voicing their concerns at a workshop held recently. Newly-instated Senator Bridget McKenzie addressed concerns by carers at a workshop organised by disability services provider, BrainLink at the Traralgon Neighbourhood House last…

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McKenzie tours Castlemaine

One of Victoria’s newest Senators, Bridget McKenzie, paid her first official visit to Castlemaine last week. The Senator concluded that Castlemaine has good food, is the administrative centre for a well-run Shire and home to big-hearted people after a luncheon meeting at Togs with Mayor Janet Cropley, a tour of Windarring and meetings with the…

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Traralgon carers share their concerns

Senator Bridget McKenzie will spend Friday afternoon with carers from Brainlink at the ‘Changed Lives’ carer’s workshop in Traralgon where she will welcome the Productivity Commission’s report into Disability Care and Support and discuss it’s potential. Brainlink is a community based care and education organisation that focuses on the effect of acquired brain disorders. The…

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Thales a great Bendigo story: senator

  3 September 2011 A NATIONALS senator has a renewed enthusiasm for the nation’s manufacturing industry after touring Thales in Bendigo.   Senator Bridget McKenzie this week met with Thales staff and management and inspected its production line. “I just think it is a great example of everything that is great about manufacturing in regional…

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