Taking the Scissors to Hairdresser Red Tape

20 March 2015   The Victorian hairdressing industry will save up to $240 000 a year under proposals to cut registration red tape the Nationals Member for Murray Plains said today. The Public Health & Wellbeing (Hairdressing Red Tape Reduction) Bill introduced in State Parliament last week means that hairdressers and make-up businesses will only…

Danny O’Brien

March 19 2015 Today I formally welcome The Nationals’ new Member for Gippsland South Danny O’Brien who was sworn into Parliament this morning. Danny will be a dedicated local champion for the communities of Gippsland South making sure their voices are heard in the Victorian Parliament. Danny encapsulates everything that I believe an MP should…

Murray Plains Electorate Rail Services

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – Improved rail services are a key priority for the people who live in the seat of Murray Plains. In a recent survey by the shires of Campaspe Swan Hill Gannawarra Loddon and Greater Bendigo the overwhelming majority of respondents said they would increase their patronage of rail transport if…

Former Government Performance

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – It is a pleasure to rise on behalf of the opposition to speak on the government’s matter of public importance (MPI). I put on the record that it is the government’s MPI because if you look at the MPI this government that is supposedly so proud of its first…

Mitiamo Water Supply

18 March 2015 Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – The adjournment issue I raise is for the Minister for Regional Development and it concerns the Mitiamo reticulated water supply system. I ask the minister to meet with a delegation including Neil Allen the president of that group to update them on the work that the former Department of…

Labor re-writes history on wild dogs

March 18 2015 Yet again the Andrews Labor Government is re-writing history to hide the fact it’s doing absolutely nothing for regional Victoria. Today in the Weekly Times Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has misled the public by claiming she was delivering “what the Coalition couldn’t” through so-called “legislative changes” to allow mobile wild dog…

Grants Awarded for National Youth Week

17 March 2015 Swan Hill Rural City Council and Northern District Community Health have been awarded grants of $2 000 each to hold events and activities as part of National Youth Week 2015 Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said today. “National Youth Week  is a celebration of young people and the important role they…

National Sorry Day

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) (By leave) – I am very pleased that we are taking this opportunity today in theVictorian Parliament to reflect on National Sorry Day and also National Reconciliation Week which beginstomorrow. National Sorry Day has been a fixture on our calendar since May 1997 when the CommonwealthParliament’s Bringing Them Home report was released…

State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2015

Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to join the debate on the State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 20I 5. I listened with interest to the contribution of the member for Macedon who talked about the finest and the bestlegislation. 1 point out to the member that merely reading the guidelines into Hansard does not…