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Proud and passionate about regional Australia, Bridget McKenzie is The Nationals Senator for Victoria, Deputy Federal Leader, Minister for Sport, Minister for Regional Services and Minister for Local Government and Decentralisation.
Bridget’s family has lived and worked in regional Victoria for generations. Growing up with the traditional rural influences of small business, sport and agriculture, Bridget is firm in her belief that strong regional economies and secure regional communities are critical to the future prosperity of our great nation.
Her experiences as a parent, secondary school teacher and university lecturer have fuelled Bridget’s passion for education and our youth. She is committed to improving opportunities for young Australians, no matter where they live.
Bridget’s penchant for research and evaluation fits well with her role in the Senate, where she is an active member of several Senate committees. This enables her to hear evidence from members of the public and consider policy matters across a broad range of portfolios.
A netball fan and general sports enthusiast, Bridget is proud to promote healthy, active lifestyles and community connectedness through grassroots sport.