Rorting Labor mate to keep plum job at PrimeSafe

Thursday 29 March 2018   Background Today Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford refused to condemn former Labor Member for Northern Victoria Candy Broad for rorting Victorian taxpayers’ money. The Ombudsman’s investigation into Labor’s “˜Red Shirts’ rorts named Ms Broad now chair of PrimeSafe among 21 Labor MPs who employed electorate officers at taxpayers’ expense in the…

Address by Aboriginal Members

Address by Aboriginal Members Wednesday 28th March 2018 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) (12:54:52) – I too acknowledge the traditional owners of this land the Kulin nations and acknowledge all other elders who may be present with us today. Thank you for the opportunity to make some brief comments in relation to today’s proceedings. First of…

Grievances – Electorate Office Budgets

Grievances – Electorate Office Budgets Wednesday 28th March 2018 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (14:32:03) – I rise to make a contribution to the grievance debate. Before starting my main contribution I point out to the member for Macedon that according to the Ombudsman’s report as I read it she was the beneficiary of $16 000 from the former…

Labor threatens 100 jobs in regional Victoria

Monday 26 March 2018   One hundred jobs in regional Victoria could be axed if the Andrews Labor Government cuts the successful kangaroo pet food trial. The trial’s current extension ends later this week. Premier Daniel Andrews and his Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford hold the future of Victoria’s pet food processors and at least 100…

Inclusive Kindergarten Facilities Program

Tuesday   20th March 2018 The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging councils not-for-profit service providers and schools to apply for funding under the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program. Mr Walsh said grants are available to upgrade kindergarten buildings and playgrounds and to buy equipment to provide a more…

Parliament House Open Day

Wednesday 14th March 2018 Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has issued an invitation to the people of Murray Plains Electorate to visit Parliament House for the Open Day Sunday 18th March 2018. “The day offers visitors the chance to explore areas of Parliament not usually open to the public”…

Community Heritage Grants Program

Monday 6th March 2018 The National Library of Australia has announced the 2018 Community Heritage Grants Program which is providing grants of up to $15 000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance. Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the…