Victorian Government Deals Another Blow To Local Timber Industry

The Victorian State Labor Government has undercut Australian businesses, after selecting to use imported timber for the construction of Melbourne Metro’s new Anzac Station, rather than hardwood sustainably grown and processed in Victoria. Nationals Senate Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie said the decision to use engineered timber from the German company, Hess Timber undermines…

‘Enough is enough’ Nationals call for unity across the Murray-Darling Basin

The Nationals are blasting Federal Labor for playing political games, rather than providing bipartisan support that puts local farmers and the environment first. At the Senate Committee into the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at Shepparton today, local Indigenous and farming group representatives expressed concerns over the management of the Basin, which stem back more than a…

Access to secure water means a secure future for agriculture and for our communities

The Nationals in government is providing a further $22.3 million for the development of business cases for eight water infrastructure projects, including for Victoria, that will help secure Australia’s water future. Nationals Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie, welcomed the investment in two regional-based projects – the Coliban Regional Rural Modernisation and Sunbury-Bulla-Keilor Agricultural Rejuvenation projects.…