Corryong agricultural show receives COVID-recovery boost

The Corryong agricultural show in Indi is receiving an Australian Government cash boost to help it bounce back bigger and better from COVID-19 cancellations. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the event has been awarded supplementary expense funding totalling $6468 under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. A total…

Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Funding to Boost Jobs and the Economy in North-East Victoria

Bellbridge, source: towong.vic.gov.au The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has approved funding for 15 projects across Wodonga and Towong Local Government Areas as part of its $1.5 billion Local Road and Community Infrastructure Program, which is supporting local jobs, businesses and boosting the economy during COVID-19. Nationals Senate Leader and Wodonga-based Senator for Victoria Bridget…

Jobs and tourism boost for Indi with 10 new bushfire projects

Upper Murray and Alpine communities will benefit from almost $20 million in extra bushfire recovery projects, with money to drive tourism, improve amenities, support key local industries and create jobs. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said 10 new Bushfire Recovery Regional Economic Stimulus and Resilience Grants have just been awarded across…

The Big Issues: COVID-19 blamed for bans on sale of firearms and ammo

Sally Gall One of the strangest pronouncements to come from the Queensland government as coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force at the end of March was the direction for legitimate firearm dealers to close immediately, without any explanation. The decision left primary producers, macropod harvesters and dealers stunned and outraged. The directive by Queensland’s Chief Health…

The Show Must Go On And New Funding Will Help That Happen

Pictured here with the Wangaratta Agricultural Show Committee Organisations across Indi will share $98,500 to support their COVID-19 recovery under the Australian Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said nine show societies will receive between $2600 and $15,000 each and the Rotary Club of…

November 23 re-opening a significant step in recovery

November 23 cannot come soon enough, says Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie. “Today’s confirmation from the NSW Premier to fully open the Victoria-NSW border on November 23 means the end is in sight for communities who have endured considerable and extended hardship under harsh COVID-19 restrictions,” Senator McKenzie said. “Restrictions have…

Growing Jobs In North-East Victoria by Transforming Manufacturing

North-east Victoria will benefit from the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy announced today, Wodonga-based Nationals Senate leader and Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie said. “The Modern Manufacturing Strategy is part of the Liberal and Nationals Government’s JobMaker Plan that will revive a new era of manufacturing, rebuild regional economies and create jobs as we recover from…