Coalition tours Thales

  6 March 2012 FEDERAL Liberal leader Tony Abbott fell short of guaranteeing defence contracts for Thales during a visit to Bendigo yesterday. Mr Abbott toured the defence manufacturer’s facilities and announced a veterans’ affairs policy during his Bendigo trip. He ridiculed the government for failing to give Thales a contract earlier this year, a…

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MDBA concedes taking basin water will have ‘damaging, severe, devastating effects’

The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie will welcome the Women for a Living Basin community group to the halls of Parliament tomorrow. Senator McKenzie said the delegation was heading to Canberra to draw attention to the negative social impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan on their families, schools, businesses and communities. “This dedicated…

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Senator challenges cattle grazing inconsistencies

  Nationals Victorian Senator, Bridget McKenzie, is accusing the Federal Government of inconsistency on alpine cattle grazing. Last year the Victorian Government reintroduced grazing in the Alpine National Park in a trial to see if it reduced fire fuel loads. But earlier this year Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, stepped in and stopped the trial.…

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MDBA consultations a sham

Joint press release with Senator Barnaby Joyce, Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government & Water The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s approach to consultation is a rolling sham said Senators Barnaby Joyce and Bridget McKenzie today.  “The whole process smacks of a conspiracy against consultation. The MDBA appears to have no interest in listening to the…

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Murray community must make itself heard

On the dawn of the Mildura public forum and with just 65 days remaining in the consultation period, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie implored Victorians to have their say on the Murray Darling Basin Plan. “No one understands the importance of a sustainable river system and environment more than the people living in…

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