The Hon Bridget McKenzie

Minister for Regional Education

Bridget McKenzie was elected to the Senate of Victoria in 2010 and re-elected in 2016. Bridget has held various positions within the National party and parliament, including Deputy Leader of The Nationals; Minister for Regional Communications, Rural Health and Sport; Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation; and Minister for Agriculture.

In her role as Senator for Victoria, Bridget has chaired a number of committees including the Senate and Joint Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committees as well as the – Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity committee and the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee.

Bridget was born in rural Victoria and is proud and passionate about regional Australia with the traditional rural influences of small business, sport and agriculture.

Bridget has a double degree in applied science and teaching and has worked as a secondary school teacher and university lecturer, fostering her commitment to ensuring all Australians, regardless of where they live, have access to opportunities that will benefit them and their local communities.