Bridget McKenzie is an Australian politician. She is a member of the National party and has since 2011 been a Senator for Victoria.
Bridget McKenzie’s Age & Early Life
Bridget McKenzie was born in 27 December 1969 in Alexandra Victoria. She is 53 years old as of 2022.
Bridget McKenzie’s Body Measurement
There is no information about Bridget McKenzie’s height, weight and body measurement.
Bridget McKenzie’s Nationality
Bridget McKenzie holds an Australian nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian.
Bridget McKenzie’s Parents
Though no details about her parents is available in the media space, Bridget McKenzie grew up in Benalla, where her mother was a primary school teacher and her father was a dairyman.
This article will be updated as soon as any information about her parents pop up on the internet.
Bridget McKenzie disclosed that she never felt ashamed to have been raised in rural Victoria, but rather, she was encouraged to be proud and passionate about regional Australia.
Bridget McKenzie’s Educational Background
Bridget McKenzie attended Tintern Grammar School where she led as a house captain and swimming captain.
She enrolled at Deakin University as a mature-age student, where she completed with a double degree in applied science (specialising in human movement) and teaching (specialising in mathematics).
Bridget McKenzie served as the president of the Deakin University Student Association In 2003.
Bridget McKenzie’s Ex-husband, Children
McKenzie was married to Tim Edwards, a former police officer, who is now a massage therapist in Ballarat. Their love life could not stand the marital pressure and both decided to divorce.
McKenzie and Tim Edwards gave birth to four children.
She was subsequently in a long-distance relationship with David Bennett, who is a lmember of the New Zealand Parliament. Both were members of their respective countries’ National Parties. Not much was known about how their love life was like since they were hardly spotted together.
In January 2021, it was reported that McKenzie was in a relationship with Simon Benson, the national affairs editor for New Corp Australia.
Bridget McKenzie’s Career
Bridget McKenzie is a politician, member of the National party, and has since 2011 been a Senator for Victoria.
Bridget McKenzie has held ministerial office in the Turnbull and Morrison governments, also serving as the party’s Senate leader since 2019.
Bridget McKenzie was a former teacher who taught physical education and mathematics for several years Yarram Secondary College, Gippsland, and later lectured in education at Monash University.
Bridget McKenzie served as Deputy Leader of the Nationals (2017) and was appointed Australia’s first female Agriculture Minister (2019). During that time, she introduced key policies such as the dairy code, as well as boosted biosecurity measures to help protect Australia’s primary industries.
Bridget McKenzie is first woman to be elected as the Leader of the Nationals in the Senate. She has chaired a number of committees including that of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee, as well as the committee for Joint Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee.
Bridget McKenzie replaced Fiona Nash as deputy leader of the Nationals during the 2017 parliamentary eligibility crisis, and as a result was elevated to Cabinet.
In 2017, she was appointed as Minister for Rural Health, where she drove the establishment of the Murray Darling Medical School to increase the number of GP’s practicing in rural areas.
Also in July 2021, Bridget McKenzie was sworn in as the Minister for Regionalisation, Regional Communications and Regional Education, as well as the Minister for Drought and Emergency Management.
Bridget McKenzie’s Net worth
Bridget McKenzie has an estimated net worth between $5 million and $10 million.