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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Budget burdens for central Victorians

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said tomorrow’s federal budget is an opportunity for the Gillard Government to recognise the urgent needs of central Victorians.   “The impact of the Labor government’s policy has been strangling regional Victoria’s local economies, particularly in the areas of water, energy and bio security,” she said.    “The…

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Bendigo to host regional Victoria’s only cyber safety forum

Bendigo will host regional Victoria’s only Coalition Online Safety Working Group forum on May 17. The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie will lead a series of meetings with school children and representatives from Bendigo’s sporting, justice and community organisations. “The Coalition Online Safety Working Group has travelled across Australia gathering information in an effort…

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Official Diamond Jubilee portraits available

Official hardcopy Diamond Jubilee portraits are now available from the office of The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie.   Senator McKenzie said individual portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II were available, as well as portraits of Her Majesty with His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.   There are also two…

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ANZAC Day message

 The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie has encouraged central Victorians to attend an ANZAC Day commemoration service in their local community, to honour those who served, and continue to serve, our great nation.   “Tomorrow will mark the 97th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops in Gallipoli,” Senator McKenzie said.…

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The Nationals listen to local government

20 April 2012 The Nationals listen to local government The City of Greater Bendigo Mayor, Councillor Alec Sandner has told the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Regional Development Senator Barnaby Joyce it needs federal government funds to progress plans for the Bendigo Airport redevelopment. Representatives from the City of Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton City…

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