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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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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