Australian Apple and Pear Growers

  18 August 2011 Julia Gillard’s nod to potentially fire-blighted Kiwi apple imports is appalling, writes BRIDGET McKENZIE THE attitude of the Federal Government when it comes to dealing with the major issues confronting regional Victorians is baffling. The latest in a string of decisions that confound me is the possible green light to the…

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Apology wanted

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has slammed Bendigo East MP Jacinta Allan for politicising the state public service and issuing misleading news releases. For clarification, Senator McKenzie did not attend the opening of the Department of Premier and Cabinet office yesterday, nor as the Premier confirmed were any local MPs invited. “The only one misleading Bendigo…

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Regional Victoria the winner

The Nationals Senate Leader and Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water, Senator Barnaby Joyce has commended the initiative of the recently sworn-in Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie in establishing her electorate office in regional Victoria. He made the comment in Bendigo when opening Senator McKenzie’s electorate office. He told around 70 guests that…

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Nationals accuse government of double standards

  11 July 2011 The Nationals claim double standards in quarantine arrangements threaten the viability of Victoria’s apple and pear industry.  Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie has met industry representatives in Canberra to hear their concerns over Biosecurity Australia’s recent decision to allow New Zealand apples into Australia without quarantine restriction, before claiming Australia’s border security…

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Fight to save Victorian apple and pear industry

Double standards in quarantine arrangements threaten the viability of Victoria’s apple and pear industry. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie met industry representatives in Canberra today to hear their concerns over Biosecurity Australia’s recent decision to allow New Zealand apples into Australia without quarantine restriction. “Our border security has been sacrificed to New Zealand…

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