Bridget McKenzie flags next generation of Nationals' decentralisation policy

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated November 12 2021 - 6:53am, first published 6:30am
Senator Bridget McKenzie has spoken of the Nationals' decentralisation plan for the first time since returning to cabinet. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Bridget McKenzie wants the government to adopt a population-shifting plan aiming for half of Australia's future population growth to occur outside capital cities, incentivised by $100 billion in government spending directed to the regions through the decade to 2030.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.