Ice Freezes Over Rural Victoria

7 August 2015 Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains used the Adjournment Debate in State Parliament this week to highlight the inequities young and vulnerable rural people suffer in comparision to their city peers. “The Melbourne Labor Government has failed dismally to resource regional and rural communities in the fight against ice…

Methamphetamine User Rehabilitation Services

6 August 2015 Adjournment Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Mental Health and it relates to an inquiry of the former Parliament’s Law Reform Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee into the supply and use of methamphetamines particularly ice in Victoria. The action I seek is that the minister put in…

Sessional Orders

6 August 2015 Business of the House Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution to the debate on this motion. I start by suggesting to the Leader of the House after the appalling contribution from the member for Bundoora that the government might like to go out into the vestibule of the Parliament…

Yung Gunz Recognised In State Parliament

6 August 2015 Yung Gunz was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in reality television talent show Band Wars. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to the talented group of Swan Hill rock musician who are into the Grand Final. “Eli Keating Jason Forster Shannon Bishop Callum…

Echuca Business Recognised in State Parliament

6 August 2015 twistED – science at play was this week recognized in State Parliament on the back of their success in the 2015 Travel Inland Tourism Awards. Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh paid tribute to one of Echuca’s newest businesses which last week won first place in the “New Tourism Category” of the…

Infrastructure funding

5 August 2015 – Matters of Public Importance Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I rise to make a contribution on behalf of the opposition to the member for Werribee’s matter of public importance which to precis it in effect says to the opposition as the Premier has been saying for quite a while now ‘Get out of…

twistED — science at play

4 August 2015 – Member’s Statement  Mr WALSH – An exciting new family attraction in Echuca twistED – science at play has been designed for the curious of all ages to challenge minds and spark curiosity with science play. The centre opened just four months ago and last week won first place in the new tourism category of…

Yung Gunz

4 August 2015 – Member’s Statement Mr WALSH (Murray Plains) – I congratulate a group of talented young Swan Hill rock musicians Yung Gunz who are into the grand final of the reality television talent show Band Wars. The band has dominated four rounds against 43 bands from across Australia to take its place on the finalists stage.…

Statement – The National Country Party

Tuesday 4 August 2015 The National Party of Australia – Victoria has lodged an application with the Victorian Electoral Commission to change the formal registered name of our party to The National Country Party – Victoria. I believe we are the one party that truly represents the interests of country Victorians now as much as…